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Birmingham’s deadly week of ‘unimaginable’ violence

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times Those shot have ranged from age five to adulthood, including the killing of a 32-year-old, in a deadly week...

Comedian Rickey Smiley offers $5k reward for info in killing of...

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times  Comedian, radio talk show host and Birmingham native Rickey Smiley is offering a $5,000 award for information about a...

Birmingham’s Top Priority is to Find Killers of 2-Year-Old, Says Mayor  

The Birmingham Times  Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin said Friday he has instructed law enforcement to put all efforts behind finding the person or persons who...

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...

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