Negotiations begin between Jefferson County Commissioners and sheriff

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - The negotiations between the Jefferson County Commission and Sheriff Mike Hale are now underway.

Hale and the commission are meeting in Judge Joseph Boohaker's chambers to attempt to come to an agreement over cuts to the sheriff's office.

The sheriff's office tells that the Sheriff is offering to cut just under $3 million. It remains unclear whether this will help Jefferson County.

This comes after Judge Boohaker ruled in an earlier lawsuit that the Commission could not take $5 million dollars from the sheriff's budget.