A federal lawsuit accusing Sheriff Terry Johnson of failing to pay officers for all of the hours they work and paying for some time at the wrong pay rate should be granted class-action status, a U.S. magistrate judge has recommended.

The lawsuit was filed in May 2023 Andrew S. Beers, who has worked at the Alamance County Detention Center since October 2019, and was joined in October by Katherine White, a corporal at the detention center since February 2019.