SAN ANTONIO -- Bexar County Sheriff Susan Pamerleau says the sheriff's department is out of money for Bexar County Detention Center employees' overtime.
Sheriff Pamerleau held a news conference Friday afternoon to discuss the issue. She said the department was given $1.7 million for detention center overtime for the 2012 fiscal year. The department ran out of overtime funds two days ago.
The sheriff said she asked for and received enough money from Bexar County Commissioners to pay for detention center overtime through January 14th. Starting on the 15th, detention center employees will received one and a half hours of compensatory time for every hour of overtime they work.
Pamerleau plans to meet with Bexar County Commissioners again on January 29th to ask for more funds and set up a plan for the upcoming months.