Deschutes County's new District Attorney and Commissioner may have gotten off on the wrong foot. But, they're trying to change that. Commissioner Tony DeBone proposed a couple weeks ago to cut D.A. Patrick Flaherty's salary by twenty percent to help pay for some expensive grand jury investigations he started.
That issue was resolved last week with an apology by the target of the investigation. He apologized for accidentally releasing private information to the media. Commissioner DeBone wants to move on: “Obviously we had a personality conflict pretty quick, but if we can put this behind us, it's full speed ahead and real positive.” DeBone has asked for a meeting with D.A. Flaherty to iron out any differences.