Angove quits county's top job

September 20, 2001 11:00 pm

By Jennifer Grimes

Triplicate staff writer

Del Norte County Administrative Officer Ben Angove resigned effective immediately yesterday and the Sheriffs Office acknowledged an investigation is under way.

No criminal charges have been filed against Angove, according to District Attorney Bob Drossel, but Commander Tony Luis of the Sheriffs Department did confirm there is currently an investigation surrounding the CAO.

I dont have any records or a packet in front of me yet. Investigations are just sometimes ferreting out allegations, Drossel said.

Martha McClure, chair of the Del Norte County Board of Supervisors said there will be a public meeting today at 4:30 p.m. to present Angoves resignation and discuss the implications.

McClure would not comment, however, on why Angove resigned or on any criminal allegations.

Because its a personnel issue and because of the rules of the Brown Act, it has to be presented in a public meeting ... I have no other comment, McClure said.

The Board of Supervisors is the ultimate authority charged with hiring and firing county personnel.

Angove has served as county administrative officer for about two years.