ST. LOUIS, Mo. (AP) – St. Louis Sheriff Vernon Betts says two deputies who worked secondary jobs providing security for U.S. Rep. Cori Bush were fired for failing to get approval for their moonlighting, and not because of who they worked for.
Deputies Tylance Jackson and Maurice Thompson were fired last month.
Their firings were first reported by a St. Louis television station.
Betts said in a phone interview that permission is required for deputies to work secondary jobs.
He said both deputies were warned but continued to work security for Bush without permission.