Spencer Collier

Selma Robbery Suspect Shot and Killed by Victim

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Selma Police say an armed robbery suspect was shot and killed in Selma by one of the victims he was trying to rob. Police Chief Spencer Collier says robbery suspect has been identified as 20 year old Tyler Rose of Selma. Collier says Rose walked up to a vehicle at a house on Leroy Street…

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…

State to Pay Up to $200,000 in Collier Lawsuit

The state will pay outside legal counsel up to $200,000 to represent Gov. Robert Bentley and his law enforcement chief in a wrongful termination lawsuit brought by the governor’s fired secretary of law enforcement. The legislative Contract Review Committee will review the contracts Thursday. The governor’s office has proposed to pay a private law firm up to $100,000 to represent…

Possible Grand Jury Investigation into Gov. Robert Bentley

It appears that a federal grand jury is investigating Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley.  The revelation comes after the U-S Attorney for the middle district representing Montgomery, George Beck recused himself and his office from the case.  Beck’s office has confirmed to Alabama News Network it sent a letter with a subject line “Grand Jury Investigation” to lawyers of people who…

Gov. Bentley Looks to Dismiss Lawsuit Filed by Spencer Collier

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley is looking to dismiss a lawsuit filed by former law enforcement secretary Spencer Collier. Bentley’s attorneys said in a motion filed Monday that claims Collier makes in his complaint are vague and should be dismissed or clarified. Bentley fired Collier in March and said an internal review found possible misuse of state funds within the Alabama…

Adviser Says Her Company Got $91,000 For Governor’s Work

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Gov. Robert Bentley’s senior political adviser says her company was paid $91,000 last year for consulting work for the governor and his agenda. Rebekah Caldwell Mason on Friday released a summary of payments after questions about how she is paid. She plays a key role in Bentley’s administration but is not on state payroll. Mason says…

Gov. Robert Bentley: “I Apologize to the State of Alabama”

Gov. Robert Bentley has apologized to the state of Alabama for what he said to a senior political adviser. But he says he and adviser Rebekah Caldwell Mason never had a physical affair. Bentley made the apology at a 15-minute news conference at the Alabama Capitol which Alabama News Network aired Live. The news conference was called after the former…

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…

Bentley Places Law Enforcement Secretary on Medical Leave

Gov. Robert Bentley is placing the head of Alabama’s state law enforcement agency on medical leave. Bentley announced the decision about Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Secretary Spencer Collier on Wednesday. The medical leave will last for as long as three months, allowing Collier time to recover from what the governor’s office describes as an upcoming back surgery. Bentley is appointing…