Judge King leaves fight over Jefferson County

Bessemer Circuit Judge Dan King announced Monday he is rescuing himself from the legal proceedings involving the Jefferson County Commission and Jefferson County Sheriff Mike Hale.

Judge King's decision comes from a commitment to ensure that both sides receive the most balanced legal hearing possible.

Since Judge King receives a monetary supplement from Jefferson County, along with his regular salary, he felt it would be best to step away from this case.

The case will now go to the Honorable Teresa Petelos, the presiding judge, for reassignment.

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