- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 29, 2015

ALFRED, Maine (AP) - The York County sheriff is suing the county’s commissioners, saying they illegally slashed his salary by more than $15,000.

Sheriff William King Jr. said in his suit that before being elected in 2014, he made $78,000 as chief deputy sheriff, while his predecessor made $93,537.

But when King took office, the county commissioners continued to pay him at the same rate as when he was chief deputy, even though the amount budgeted for the position remained the same as what the prior sheriff made. King said he was not told of the pay cut.

King’s lawyer, state Rep. Mark Dion, tells the Portland Press Herald (https://bit.ly/1Mxoavr ) state law prohibits county commissioners from cutting sheriff’s pay.

An attorney for the commissioners said he had not seen the lawsuit and could not comment.

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Information from: Portland Press Herald, https://www.pressherald.com


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