Sheriff in Ohio wants review of office management


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The sheriff in Ohio's capital city will have a management study conducted after a newspaper analysis showed his office paid $3.8?million in overtime in 2011 and that deputies received 62,000 hours of comp time.

The Columbus Dispatch reports ( ) that Franklin County Sheriff Zach Scott requested funds for the study following its analysis of the office. County commissioners have allotted $89,000 for the review, which Scott believes will show the office needs more deputies.

The president of the police union representing deputies says they're being paid for the hours they work, and that the county should talk to union officials if there are issues that need to be addressed.

The county's $308 million budget for 2011 allotted $93 million, or 30 percent, for the office.


Information from: The Columbus Dispatch,