Sheriff couldn’t claim ignorance of “open and notorious” slot machines

October 4, 2016

  • 353 Sheriffs and Constables
  • 353I Appointment, Qualification, and Tenure
  • 353I(A) Sheriffs
  • 353k6 Resignation, suspension, or removal

10-04-16Where operation of slot machines was open and notorious within corporate limits of cities and villages of county, including county seat where sheriff resided and had his office, sheriff’s claim of ignorance as to operation of slot machines could not excuse him from failure to take steps to enforce laws prohibiting operation of slot machines, and his failure to do so authorized his removal from office by Governor for “nonfeasance” in performance of official duties.

In re Olson, 300 N.W. 398 (Minn., 1941)