Spencer Collier

Report: Retiring Selma Police Chief Spencer Collier Arrested in Daphne

Spencer Collier mug shot – from WKRG/Mobile   According to a Mobile TV station, retiring Selma Police Chief Spencer Collier was arrested in Baldwin County today for allegedly making a false report. WKRG-TV reports Collier, who was the first-ever secretary of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) lives in the nearby Baldwin County town of Fairhope. His retirement as Selma…

Spencer Collier Retiring as Selma Police Chief

Alabama News Network has confirmed that Selma Police Chief Spencer Collier will soon be retiring. Selma Mayor Darrio Melton has told us Collier’s retirement is effective July 30. Collier is currently out on medical leave. Collier was hired as police chief in 2017 after working as the first-ever Secretary of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, a cabinet-level position in the…

Judge Orders Mediation in Spencer Collier’s Lawsuit Against Former Gov. Robert Bentley

A judge has ordered mediation in a defamation lawsuit filed against former Gov. Robert Bentley by his former law enforcement chief Spencer Collier. Al.com reports that Montgomery Circuit Judge Greg Griffin on Monday ordered the two sides to attempt mediation. Collier sued Bentley in 2016. He contends Bentley wrongfully fired him as the head of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency…

Judge Sets Trial Date for Suit Against Former Governor Bentley

Spencer Collier Suit can go forward

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – A lawsuit filed against former Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley by his one-time law enforcement secretary will go to trial in March. Court records show that Montgomery Circuit Judge Greg Griffin set a March 4 trial date for the case. Spencer Collier contends Bentley wrongfully fired him and then tried to discredit him with a sham state…

Selma Police Officers Call for Chief to Resign

From the West Alabama Newsroom– A group of officers within the Selma Police Department are calling for the chief of police to resign. A letter asking for Chief Spencer Collier to step down has been circulating for about a week. The letter claims to be from a group of officers and supervisors at the Selma Police Department. Collier says some…

Collier Looks Back on First Year as Selma Police Chief

From the West Alabama News Network– Selma Police Chief Spencer Collier has been on the job as the city’s top-cop for just over a year now. We sat down with Collier to talk some of the accomplishments and challenges of leading the department. He says one of the biggest challenges for the police department is the sheer volume of calls…

Judge to Rule on Suit Against Former Alabama Governor

A judge says he will rule by noon on Friday whether to throw out a lawsuit filed against former Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley by a one-time aide. The comment by Montgomery County Circuit Judge Greg Griffin came at a hearing held Monday in the lawsuit filed against Bentley by Spencer Collier, the former head of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency….

Selma Police Asks Public for Help in Latest Murder Case

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Selma Police Chief Spencer Collier is reaching out to the community for information to help take a murderer off the street. Twenty year old Shykereya Leggett of Selma died after being shot at Prime Ultra Lounge early Sunday morning. Leggett was the mother of an infant son. Thirty-one year old Eddie Williams of Selma was…

Selma Police Uncover Drug Ring

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Selma Police take down an alleged drug ring in the city and take six suspected drug dealers off the street. Chief Spencer Collier says officers found drugs, scales, guns and cash during the search of a residence on the 1400 block of Lauderdale Street. Collier says six suspects were arrested and taken into custody and…

Gun Thefts Trigger Investigations at Selma Police Department

From the West Alabama Newsroom– The theft of hundreds of guns from the Selma Police Department evidence vault has triggered joint investigations into the case by state and federal authorities. Police Chief Spencer Collier says he called the FBI in on the case to make sure its investigated as thoroughly as possible. Collier says guns are at the center of…