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Compton owes sheriff's dept. $6M for service

June 16, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says Compton owes it close to $6 million for providing law enforcement services.The Sheriff's department provides about 112 deputies to police Compton, a city without its own police force.

Sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore says Compton hasn't paid its bill since November. The city now owes $5.8 million, including $100,000 in late fees.

Compton recently voted to re-establish its own police force that was closed a decade ago under allegations of corruption.

Reasons are not yet known for why the payments have not been made or if anything will be done to retain Sheriff's services in Compton.