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5 female captains in BPD is a ‘major event,’ says professor

Solomon Crenshaw Jr. For The Birmingham Times It’s uncommon to find five female captains serving in one police department, like Birmingham Police Department, said Lynda R....

City’s HR director: Police promotions not easy to come by

Solomon Crenshaw Jr. For The Birmingham Times One thing for sure about promotions in the Birmingham Police Department is that officers are not promoted because of...

Proposals made to reform Birmingham police dept. practices  

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times A five-member public safety task force made up of lawyers, former law enforcement and community leaders on Thursday released...

Birmingham City Council Approves $1.3M Police Software; But Some Voice Concerns  

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times  Despite concern from citizens about software for the police department that they say could include facial recognition, the Birmingham...

Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin Bans Chokeholds by Police

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times Mayor Randall Woodfin on Tuesday announced “an outright” ban on the use of chokeholds by Birmingham police. “Currently the BPD (Birmingham...

BPD Chief: More than a dozen Birmingham police officers terminated since...

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times More than a dozen Birmingham police officers have been terminated for some incidents involving excessive force or unauthorized force and...

More funding for police department, not less, says Birmingham (Ala.) chief

By Barnett Wright The Birmingham Times Defunding the police department is a not good idea and could cost lives, said Birmingham Police Department (BPD) Chief Patrick...

BPD Officer Jeanette Prince Protects- and Serves Those in Need

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times While making her recent rounds on Birmingham’s Southside, Birmingham Police Department (BPD) Officer Jeanette Prince struck up a conversation...

First-ever mobile app on the way for Birmingham police  

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times  The Birmingham City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved an agreement to create a mobile app for the Birmingham Police Department...

Birmingham officer staged own shooting, police say

By Alex Johnson NBC News/WVTM 13 A Birmingham police officer staged his own shooting last week in a grab for "stolen valor," leaving the department "polarized...

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