Third deputy could be fired over relationship with Goforth mistress

- One scandal after another and Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman acknowledges it without hesitation.

Since the August shooting death of Deputy Darren Goforth allegedly by Shannon Miles, it has been revealed that the deputy had a mistress.

But it didn't end there. Investigator Craig Clopton and deputy Marc DeLeon were both fired for sleeping with that woman before and after Goforth's death.

Now, Sheriff Hickman says there is a third deputy under investigation for inappropriate contact with the woman who's identity we are not releasing.

Sheriff Hickman has never seen anything like this in his 45 year career, even though he took over the job less than a year ago, He says the buck stops with him.

Last week the Sheriff instituted a new policy prohibiting employees from engaging in sex with people involved in active investigations.

Hickman says he can't guarantee there won't be more deputies caught in this sex scandal.

The Sheriff is adamant that this is not a reflection of how the vast majority of the 5,000 employees conduct themselves on a daily basis. When someone goes astray, he says, swift and appropriate action will be taken. 

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