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Mayor and City Council Assure Birmingham Police of Higher Pay

By Ryan Michaels The Birmingham Times On Tuesday, when a “disproportionate” number of Birmingham police officers called in sick for work, Mayor Randall Woodfin and multiple...

What Birmingham Residents Are Saying About BPD’s $3M Crime Center

By Ryan Michaels The Birmingham Times Birmingham’s newly unveiled $3 million Real-Time Crime Center (RTCC) is a “huge leap forward” for the Birmingham Police Department (BPD)...

Family, activists demand answers in officer-involved shooting of 28-year-old 

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times  Desmon Ray Jr. had a big smile and even bigger heart, remembered family members during a candlelight vigil Thursday...

Mayor Woodfin Announces Task Force to Review Police Dept.

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times Following up on his pledge to review safety standards of the Birmingham police department, Mayor Randall Woodfin on Tuesday announced...

Police Chief Patrick Smith: Homicides are down; but one category remains...

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times Birmingham Police Chief Patrick Smith said recently he was alarmed at the number of black males being killed in the...

Housing Authority proposes $1.8M contract with BPD to provide safety

Times staff report The Birmingham Housing Authority’s Board of Commissioners on Tuesday approved a proposed $1.8 million contract with the Birmingham Police Department for extra...

Arrest made in shooting death of BPD Sergeant Wytasha Carter

ABC 33/40 A 31-year-old suspect is charged with capital murder in the shooting death of Birmingham Police Sergeant Wytasha Carter. Jeremy Owens is charged with one...

Area’s top law enforcement officials address killings of black males

By Nathan Turner Jr. For The Birmingham Times With a “disproportionate” number of African American boys and men killed and incarcerated in Jefferson County and surrounding...

Birmingham Police Chief A.C. Roper Will Not Return Under New Mayor

By Barnett Wright The Birmingham Times Birmingham Police Chief A.C. Roper will not return under the Randall Woodfin administration. Roper released a statement today saying he did...

Birmingham Police join housing officials to combat violence in Marks Village

By Joseph D. Bryant Housing Authority of the Birmingham District More than two dozen Birmingham police officers converged at the Marks Village community last week, knocking...

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