Judge Orders Release Of Documents Related To Former County Sheriff

The Shasta County Board of Supervisors will meet in closed session on Tuesday to discuss the ordered release of some documents related to former Sheriff Eric Magrini. The Record Searchlight had been denied a public records request in August of 2021 concerning issues surrounding Magrini. Very little information was released publicly about Magrini’s dismissal as Sheriff following staff votes of no confidence, his subsequent appointment to a newly created position as Assistant County Executive Officer, and the appointment of Michael Johnson as replacement Sheriff. A judge apparently ruled this week that the county must give up the documents despite many objections.