Butler Co sends out 23 pink slips, demotes 20

HAMILTON, OH (FOX19) - Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones handed out 23 pink slips Monday, bring the total number of staff reduction to 92 since June 2009.

Jones says in order to make up for the reduced staff, he's relying on volunteers to man the now vacant receptionist desk. The people who were laid off will work for the next 30 days and some deputies will have to work longer shifts.

Jones says 20 people were also demoted, which means loss in rank and pay.

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