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With Homicides Up in 2020, Police Chief Smith Addresses Gun Violence 

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times  As 2020 ends in Birmingham with homicides up by 13 percent over 2019, Birmingham Police Chief Patrick Smith on...

Birmingham Mayor Randall L. Woodfin tests positive for COVID-19

By Barnett Wright The Birmingham Times  Birmingham Mayor Randall L. Woodfin is at home recovering tonight after testing positive for COVID-19, according to the city. Woodfin went...

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...

Biden-Harris victory shows ‘good beat out evil’, says Birmingham Mayor Woodfin

By Barnett Wright The Birmingham Times Leading up to the 2020 president election, Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin studied the field of eminently qualified candidates to represent...

$40M Sale of Birmingham (AL) Parking Decks ‘Short-Sighted,’ says BPA Board...

Times staff report  The potential sale of six Birmingham parking decks for $40 million is “short-sighted” and does not take into consideration future growth in...

Mayor Woodfin’s Proposed $412M Budget Has Deep Cuts, Money for Neighborhoods

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times After a three-month delay due to financial concerns caused by COVID-19, Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin on Tuesday unveiled a proposed...

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...

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...

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...

Birmingham’s mandatory face mask ordinance ends on Friday

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times The City of Birmingham will not extend its mandatory face covering ordinance beyond midnight on Friday, May 29, but that...

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