Rep. Bryan Cutler (R-Peach Bottom), who initiated impeachment proceedings in the state House against embattled Lancaster County Sheriff Mark Reese, today issued the following statement after learning Reese will resign effective July 31:
“I am pleased the sheriff is finally taking the right action by resigning from office. It is a shame that the House had to begin the impeachment process and that the Senate undertook other legal steps in order to convince the sheriff to take this action.
“The sheriff’s resignation does not represent the end of this saga, but rather a new beginning. While the justice system will continue to consider his actions, our community can finally begin to move forward. This is a positive example of local and state officials in the legislative and judicial branches working to correct a problem in government. As we continue to look at the facts surrounding this case it is apparent that our laws need to be updated in order to avoid similar occurrences in the future and I am committed to working with my colleagues in order to do so.”
Representative Bryan Cutler
100th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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