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Busby Meets With Sheriff: "He Was Receptive"

Busby made clear to me that she believes the call itself was politically motivated -- the deputy who came to the house said the complaint was about a Democratic demonstration -- but she is not saying the actions by the deputies were based in politics.

"He [Gore] was receptive," said Busby. "He commented that he's already started the internal investigation, and they will do a thorough job on this and they will do it as completely as possible, because they want to find resolution on this as much as anybody. I said I regretted the incident, and he and his undersheriff both nodded and said everybody involved in it regrets it."

Busby did ask the department for the audio of the 911 call to be released, for the sake of full transparency. However, the Sheriff's Department is declining to do so because of their ongoing internal investigation.

The Sheriff's Department has not released a statement on the meeting with Busby.