Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office blasts Netflix over ‘Murder Mountain’ series

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office has taken Netflix to task over a series that it says paints the region in a dark light.

When producers approached authorities about making a documentary in the area, they said it would focus on changes in the county following the legalization of marijuana and challenges the rural area faces, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

But officials aren’t happy with the result: a six-episode series called “Murder Mountain,” which premiered on Netflix in December. The Sheriff’s Office says that instead of the original pitch, the “highly sensationalized” show focuses on the death of one man, 29-year-old Garret Rodriguez.

In a Facebook post published last week, officials called the series an “incomplete narrative” that depicted Humboldt County in a “dark” light.