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Jefferson County Commission president Stephens: ‘We are completely against’ housing Birmingham Police misdemeanor inmates in county jail

Jefferson County Commission President Jimmie Stephens told 1819 News on Friday that the commission is “completely against” the Birmingham Police Department housing those they arrest on misdemeanor charges in the county jail.

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Racial discrimination lawsuits filed against Jefferson County Sheriff Mark Pettway

Jefferson County Sheriff Mark Pettway stands to defend two racial discrimination lawsuits that were recently filed in federal court.

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Jefferson County Sheriff: Birmingham in 'desperate situation,' must house Birmingham Police inmates at Jefferson County Jail

Per Jefferson County Sheriff Mark Pettway, the City of Birmingham will now house those arrested on misdemeanor charges in the county jail.

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Jefferson County Commission president says regional jail must be approved by county as Sheriff Pettway negotiates with municipalities

After Jefferson County Sheriff Mark Pettway told a local news station about ongoing negotiations with Birmingham-area municipalities to open a regional jail, Jefferson County Commission president Jimmie Stephens said that the Commission, not the sheriff, must seal the deal.

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Jefferson County Sheriff Pettway revises budget freeze criticism

A day after Jefferson County Sheriff Mark Pettway released an emotional statement about the Commission freezing 30% of his budget and the implications that decision could lead to, he backtracked Friday saying he had it wrong.

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Birmingham butts heads with Jefferson County on jailing misdemeanor inmates: ‘This would strain our facilities, our deputies and our prosecutors’

Negotiations between the City of Birmingham and Jefferson County over who will take in jail inmates with misdemeanor charges have been a source of tension between the two government entities.

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Jefferson County Sheriff's Office giving away gift cards instead of tickets to motorists with car trouble

Jefferson County Sheriff Mark Pettway announced a new program to decrease the number of traffic citations issued in the county.

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Federal, state authorities raid Jefferson County bingo halls

The Alabama Attorney General's Office confirmed some bingo halls in Jefferson County were raided Tuesday morning.

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Jefferson County deputy files racial discrimination lawsuit against Sheriff Mark Pettway

A federal lawsuit has been filed against Jefferson County Sheriff Mark Pettway, claiming discrimination against a white employee.

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Jared Hudson campaign still hopeful 'the truth will be revealed' after loss to Mark Pettway

The Jared Hudson for Sheriff of Jefferson County campaign left a watch party in Fultondale Tuesday night after learning Hudson lost by only a few thousand votes.

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Deputies, municipal police decry soaring crime, vacancies under Jefferson County Sheriff Pettway leadership — 'It's like a cancer'

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office has been facing challenges, including a high crime rate, open deputy positions and low morale among some deputies. With the general election days away, some law enforcement officers are hoping for a change.