Santa Clara County Sheriff Facing Sexual Allegations


The Santa Clara County Sheriff is facing sexual harassment allegations.  Three of Sheriff Laurie Smith's former officers tell "ABC7" they have their own "Me Too" stories.  They claim she abused her position of power as she climbed the ladder in her career.  A retirement letter that was written by one officer in April mentions that she has sexually harassed him several times.  An attorney for one of the men with claims against the sheriff says their case continues to grow as more people come forward with their stories of sexual harassment.  She denied the allegations when recently asked by an "ABC7" crew while she was in her car.