Genesee County Sheriff to run Flint city lock-up? - ABC 12 – WJRT – Flint, MI

Genesee County Sheriff to run Flint city lock-up?

Posted: Updated:
FLINT (WJRT) -

(07/31/12) - It appears the Genesee County Sheriff's Department could be running the city of Flint's lock-up when it opens back up.

Flint city officials declined to comment, at this time, saying talks are still ongoing. But County Commissioner Patrick Gleason provided some details Tuesday.

He tells ABC12, laid off public safety workers will be back on the job working at the lock-up.

As we previously reported, the sheriff's first proposal was rejected by city officials. County commissioners are expected to take his new proposal up again Wednesday.

Gleason is the chairman of the committee that adopted it last week. He says up to 20 laid off Flint Police Officers and Firefighters will be coming back to work under Sheriff Robert Pickell's new proposal.

Last month, Flint Emergency Manager Mike Brown said the city was going to use an international company to run the lock-up, and not the sheriff's department.

"It came down to liability," said Brown in an interview then. "The city has no insurance, so there's a lot of exposure. With a private sector operator, we'll have at least a buffer. Kind of protecting."

Gleason says legal contracts are being drawn up and expects the deal could be done as early as Wednesday.

He called this new proposal a win-win for all parties involved: the city, county and state.

The proposal indicates the county could operate the facility for about $2.2 million a year.

The state had previously set aside millions to pay for the lock-up.

City leaders have previously said they hope to have the lock-up open in September.

Pickell declined comment Tuesday.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Lapeer County prosecutors could file charges after jogger was killed by 2 dogs

    Lapeer County prosecutors could file charges after jogger was killed by 2 dogs

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:24 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:24:27 GMT
    Later this week, Lapeer County prosecutors could file charges against the owners of two dogs that attacked and killed a jogger.
    Later this week, Lapeer County prosecutors could file charges against the owners of two dogs that attacked and killed a jogger.
  • Cleaning up after Sunday's storms

    Cleaning up after Sunday's storms

    Cleaning up after Sunday's storms

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:21 PM EDT2014-07-29 03:21:46 GMT
    (07/28/14) - Storms ripped through Mid-Michigan Sunday, leaving behind plenty of damage.ABC 12 talked to families today cleaning up after yesterday's storms
    (07/28/14) - Storms ripped through Mid-Michigan Sunday, leaving behind plenty of damage.ABC 12 talked to families today cleaning up after yesterday's storms
  • Mott Community College announces new president

    Mott Community College announces new president

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:30 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:30:57 GMT
    Monday, the Board of Trustees announced Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea will succeed Dr. Richard Shaink.
    Monday, the Board of Trustees announced Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea will succeed Dr. Richard Shaink.
Powered by WorldNow

abc12.com

ABC12 Main Station
810-233-3130

Mailing Address:
2302 Lapeer Road
Flint, Michigan 48503

Powered by 

WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WJRT. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.