Lawyers say Sheriff Margaret Mims is a key witness in a hotly-contested  hearing that will determine whether inmates killed and injured in a April 2015 PG&E explosion at the Fresno County Sheriff's Foundation are county employees. If deemed county employees, the inmates will get workers' compensation and not be able to sue the county.
Lawyers say Sheriff Margaret Mims is a key witness in a hotly-contested hearing that will determine whether inmates killed and injured in a April 2015 PG&E explosion at the Fresno County Sheriff's Foundation are county employees. If deemed county employees, the inmates will get workers' compensation and not be able to sue the county. BEE FILE PHOTO
Lawyers say Sheriff Margaret Mims is a key witness in a hotly-contested hearing that will determine whether inmates killed and injured in a April 2015 PG&E explosion at the Fresno County Sheriff's Foundation are county employees. If deemed county employees, the inmates will get workers' compensation and not be able to sue the county. BEE FILE PHOTO

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June 11, 2018 12:36 PM