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Birmingham Police Officer Arrested on Rape, Drug Charges

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – Authorities say a Birmingham police officer was arrested on charges of rape and drug possession after investigators searched his home following a complaint about allegations of misconduct. Officer Matthew Wilcox, 37 was arrested and relieved of duties. Records show he was released from the Jefferson County Jail on a bail of $26,000 on Sunday. A statement…

Montgomery Police Officer Injured While Responding to Domestic Dispute, Suspect Charged with Assault

Montgomery police charged Xavier McCall, 20, with second-degree assault on an officer in reference to a domestic disturbance that occurred on April 26 around 10 a.m. in the 2500 block of Woodley Road. While on scene, contact was made with McCall who became aggressive with officers. As they attempted to take him into custody, McCall became combative and caused minor…

Reeltown Student with Cerebral Palsy Dreams of Becoming Police Officer Come True

Isaiah Taylor, 17, a junior at Reeltown High School with cerebral palsy, has always dreamed of becoming a police officer. On Tuesday, that dream came true when Taylor was deputized by the Tallapoosa County Sheriff’s Office. He was also made an investigator with the State Bureau Investigations. Law enforcement officers from multiple agencies attended the ceremony. Afterwards, Taylor was given…

Police Identify Birmingham Officer Shot and Killed

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – The Latest on the shooting of two police officers in Alabama (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Officials have released the name of an Alabama police sergeant killed in an early morning shooting. Birmingham police officials identified the officer as 44-year-old Sgt. Wytasha Carter. Local news media report Carter had served with the Birmingham Police Department since…

Montgomery Police Officer Wants Change of Venue

A lawyer for a white Alabama police officer charged with murder in the fatal shooting of a black man has asked a judge to move the officer’s upcoming trial. Aaron Smith’s lawyer filed a motion Friday seeking a new venue, saying publicity and protests over the February shooting death of 58-year-old Greg Gunn in Montgomery would make a fair trial…

Suspects Sought for Attempted Murder of MPD Officer

At about 8 p.m., Nov. 16,  MPD responded to Cresta Circle in reference to a stolen vehicle that was reported by Onstar as being pinpointed in that area. Cresta Circle is the Smiley Court community. The vehicle was located and as officers approached, the vehicle moved forward towards the officers. An officer discharged his firearm at the vehicle. All the discharged…

Court Documents Give Details of Sodomy Charges Against MPD Officer

The Montgomery Police Department has initiated disciplinary proceedings against one of their fellow police officers, after charging him in connection with the sexual assault of an adult male. MPD charged Deonte Lashawn Hamner with first-degree sodomy Tuesday, June 14, and placed him in the Montgomery County Detention Facility under a $60,000 cash bond. First-degree sodomy is a Class A felony. MPD initiated the…

Execution Date Set for Man That Murdered Police Officer

The Alabama Supreme Court has set a May execution date for a man convicted of shooting a Mobile police officer in the back of the head 30 years ago. The court set the May 12 execution date for Vernon Madison after the Alabama attorney general’s office said Madison had exhausted his appeals. A federal judge in Alabama last week rejected…