Jefferson Co. Sheriff's Dept. Cut

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Jefferson county sheriff Mike Hale has confirmed to Fox6 News that yesterday afternnon the county commission took five million dollars from the sheriff's budget.

This move by the commission came just after the Alabama supreme court lifted a restraining order which had stopped the commission from touching the sheriff's budget.

Sheriff Hale says dozens of employees could be immediately cut including 24 deputies.

Hale is in court now appealing this matter to a judge.