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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...

Birmingham Police, Not National Guard, Will Address Crime, Chief Says

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times After one city councilor called for the National Guard to come to Birmingham to help curb crime and after two...

Councilor Hoyt calls for National Guard to address crime in the...

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times Birmingham City Councilor Steven Hoyt on Tuesday suggested that the city call in the National Guard to deal with crime....

‘Jokes for Hope’ Fundraiser To Benefit Fallen officers; Dannon Project

Special to The Times Lady Woo of 95.7 Jamz is hosting the Roxxy on the Rocks’ second annual JOKES FOR HOPE comedy show starring comedian...

Former Birmingham police officer Chris Anderson searches for truth on new...

By Ariel Worthy The Birmingham Times As a former homicide investigator with the Birmingham Police Department Chris Anderson is used to searching for the truth. That’s...

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