"Is Chronister kissing up and playing nice because he is up for election in November and faces opponents within and outside of his party?"
This photo posted April 29 on the Facebook page of Pastors Rodney and Adonica Howard-Browne shows the couple with Hillsborough Sheriff Chad Chronister. The sheriff visited the Howard-Brownes at their Hernando County home a week earlier. [Facebook]
Experts say the visit to a defendant with a pending criminal case also raises ethical and political questions.
“It has to create distrust by the public in the law enforcement process,” said Darryl Paulson, emeritus professor of government at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg.