Alabama Law Enforcement Agency

i-TEAM: Trooper Shortage

If you drive Alabama’s roads, it’s hard not to notice who you don’t see much of: Alabama state troopers. You can drive for at least an hour in any direction without ever seeing one. It could be because they’re hiding, but most likely, it’s because there aren’t enough of them. Alabama only has 243 troopers on the job. That’s among…

Amber Alert Issued for Missing TN Teen Believed to be in Danger

Amber Alert issued for 15-year-old Elizabeth Thomas  50-year-old Tad Cummins suspected of abducting 15-year old girl The State of Alabama has issued a Child Abduction Emergency, Amber Alert on behalf of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. The TBI and the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency need help locating Mary Catherine “Elizabeth” Thomas. She is a white female, 15-years of age, 5′…

Gov. Bentley Seeks Dismissal of Collier Lawsuit

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley is asking a court to dismiss a lawsuit filed by his former law enforcement secretary who publicly accused Bentley of having an affair with a staffer. Bentley and current Law Enforcement Secretary Stan Stabler, in a joint filing last week, asked a judge to dismiss the lawsuit filed by Spencer Collier.Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley Collier sued…

Couple Found Dead, Authorities Say Result of Murder-Suicide

An estranged couple has been found dead in what authorities describe as a murder-suicide in Flomaton. According to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, 43-year-old Cory Blackmon Cole was found dead in her home Tuesday after Flomaton Police received a report of a domestic altercation at the residence. Her cause of death is pending the results of an autopsy. Authorities then…

Bentley’s Nonprofit Group Asks to be Dismissed From Lawsuit

Gov. Robert Bentley’s nonprofit group wants out of a wrongful termination lawsuit filed by the governor’s former law enforcement secretary. The Alabama Council for Excellent Government filed a motion Tuesday seeking to be dismissed as a defendant in the civil case. Former Law Enforcement Secretary Spencer Collier filed a lawsuit against Bentley and his former political adviser Rebekah Mason accusing…

Governor Bentley Fires ALEA Secretary Spencer Collier

Governor Bentley announced Tuesday evening that he fired Alabama Law Enforcement Secretary Spencer Collier effective Immediately. “Spencer Collier and I have served together a long time, dating back to my time in the Alabama House of Representatives,” Governor Bentley said. “He is a friend of mine, and led the implementation of the consolidation of state law enforcement functions into one…