Sheriff Mims Plans to Sue Fresno County over Layoffs

February 5, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims is dealing with a six and a half million dollar budget shortage by laying off correctional workers and letting inmates out of jail early. But that has angered the county supervisors. They want the sheriff to stop laying off correctional officers and to quit releasing inmates. But the Sheriff said while the supervisors may have the power to cut her budget, they can't tell her how to cut it.