Ward County, ND County Sheriff Can Go Back To Work

North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum has ordered the reinstatement of suspended McKenzie County Sheriff Gary Schwartzenberger.

A special commissioner appointed by the governor last month had recommended that Schwartzenberger return to his post.

Schwartzenberger is accused of bullying, retaliation and misusing a county credit card. He’s scheduled for trial in September on a misdemeanor charge.

Schwartzenberger was suspended from his sheriff’s position last November by then-Gov. Jack Dalrymple.

Burgum said in his order that Schwartzenberger’s return to the post gives him an opportunity to lead “with humility, integrity and respect.”