AL Supreme Court hears Shelby County case

Alabama's Supreme Court will decide a conflict between the Shelby County Commission and the Sheriff's Office employees.

For two years, the entities have been at odds over pay raises for sheriff's employees. At issue, the Shelby County Commission sets budgets but the Sheriff's Office and Law Enforcement Personnel Board set deputies' pay. So, who has the final word when it comes to enacting those increases? The employees who were granted those raises sued for back pay and won in a lower court. But the County Commission appealed.