Closing arguments set for tomorrow in Sheriff's budget case

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Fox6 News has learned closing arguments will be held tomorrow in Jefferson County Sheriff Mike Hale's budget case.

The court case is over $5 million the county removed from the Sheriff's budget.

During the hearing today, Sheriff Hale took the witness stand, seeking to convince a judge to block the county from cutting his budget by one third.

The Sheriff wants the $5 million back and would like to see a restraining order granted to keep the county from making cuts.

The Sheriff says that cuts will place the citizens of Jefferson County in danger, while the County says that the Sheriff will still be able to operate with the cuts in place.

Judge Joseph Boohaker says a decision in the case should come this Thursday.