Ward County deputy tries to address grievances again at commission meeting

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MINOT, N.D. - The Ward County deputy who filed accusations against the sheriff and the state's attorney brought his complaints back to the county commissioners, or at least he tried.

Deputy Timothy Poston attempted to speak before the commissioners at the end of Tuesday morning's meeting.

Poston was trying to get the commissioners to bring resolution to his issues with the county, including his claims of harassment against State's Attorney Roza Larson and discrimination against Sheriff Barnard.

He also wanted to speak on behalf of John Roll, another Ward County employee, who came to him in regards to his own claims of harassment.

“You don't even know what I'm here for. You don't even know what I'm here for. I've been here before for other issues. I have new issues,” said Poston.

“That’s why it has to go on there. It will be on next meeting's agenda. It has to be on the agenda ahead of time,” replied Commissioner Shelly Weppler.

“I was denied the agenda this meeting. Just keep sweeping it under the rug guys,” replied Poston.

Barnard and Larson have both previously said they will refrain from speaking on the issue at the advisement of an attorney.