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Sheriff's lawyer may cost County

August 4, 2003

Albany - Six Dougherty County Sheriff's Department employees continue to come to work and will draw paychecks even after the County Commission slashed the services they provided.

As of August 1st, the county stopped funding the Sheriff's Department Patrol Unit, criminal investigators, and crime scene technician. The decision sparked a lawsuit from the sheriff against the county commission.

But until that suit is settled, Sheriff Jamil Saba says he'll shift around other money in his budget to pay the six employees that held those positions.

"They will continue to work as we wait and see what a Judge decides," said Saba. "I, of course, hope it will go our way. But, we'll see."

On Wednesday, a Dougherty County Superior Court Judge will decide if the county must pay for the sheriff's lawyers to sue the county. Then another judge from outside Dougherty County judge is expected to handle the case with a hearing set for August 13th.

Posted at 4:50PM by kathryn.murchison@walb.com

 

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