The CPIs reported that they were required to work overtime but were not compensated. In addition, to the non-payment, many expressed concerns about high case loads, inadequate staffing, and the high rate of turn over within the division, all of which affect their ability to protect and safeguard Hillsborough County children. Last Friday, July 26th, US District Judge James D. Whittemore ordered that judgments be entered in favor of 18 of the 24 CPIs who accepted the Sheriff's offer to settle the law suit out of court. The remaining six plaintiffs declined to accept the offer and are still being represented by Attorney O'Connor. Settlements ranged from $716 to $19,999 to compensate CPIs for unpaid overtime. Read more at Black In The Bay.