Four Crawford County Sheriff's deputies are taking fellow county leaders to court.
In May, the deputies filed a complaint surrounding potential changes in the retirement benefits plan, but commissioners still haven't taken any action.
On October 6th, Terry Berger, Johnny Cleveland, Jason Resa, and Thomas Wallace brought that complaint to the courts. They filed a law suit against the Crawford County Board of Commissioners and Sheriff's Department.
The 2007 Crawford County Policy, states that any unused sick time and personal leave can be combined together to be used toward retirement.
Attorney for the deputies, Johnathan Waters, claims that in a board meeting on January 18, 2011, the county commissioners discussed changing the policy.
The minutes from that meeting show that this discussion was tabled. The minutes from February 1, 2011 state no changes were made to the policy.
The officers say even though no changes were made, the interpretation of the policy was altered.
Waters says in the letter, it is "a slap in the face to these employees. It will in real dollars be a negligible amount, adding at most $20 dollars to their monthly retirement income."
Earlier today, 41 NBC spoke with Waters, he says under the new interpretation of the policy, officers are losing thousands of dollars of compensation in their retirement fund.
County commissioners and the sheriff refused to comment. Their attorney, David Mincy, did not return our phone calls.