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Dallas-area agencies frustrated as injunction blocks BJA funds

Law enforcement agencies in Dallas County, Texas, say they’re feeling the fiscal pinch from an injunction that has prevented the disbursement of Justice Department block grants, after county officials challenged the formula used to allocate the funds.

A Federal judge on Nov. 6 granted a request by the Dallas County Commission for an injunction to halt the distribution of over $5 million in grants from the Bureau of Justice Assistance that were earmarked for law enforcement agencies in Dallas County.

The judge also ordered county and municipal officials to begin negotiations aimed at resolving the dispute and freeing up the grants, which some officials say are sorely needed.

 

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Excerpted from Law Enforcement News
Jan 31, 1997. 
© 1997, LEN Inc.  [ Subscribe.]