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Willie Hall, Jefferson County sheriff’s deputy, dies at 48  

The Birmingham Times Deputy Willie Hall, who had been with the Jefferson County sheriff’s office since 2018, has died. He was 48. The sheriff’s office posted...

Birmingham’s Police Accountability Board to Hold First Meeting Aug. 31

By Ryan Michaels The Birmingham Times Birmingham’s Civilian Review Board, a five-member panel that aims to improve trust and accountability between Birmingham Police Department and residents,...

Birmingham bans no-knock warrants, announces other policing measures

Ryan Michaels The Birmingham Times The City of Birmingham on Tuesday banned no-knock warrants, which have never been a part of police department operations but is...

Birmingham Mayor Woodfin forms city’s first Civilian Review Board 

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin on Monday announced the formation of the city’s first Civilian Review Board.  The review board, which came...

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...

Minnesota Passes Police Reform Bill Two Months After George Floyd’s Death

By Nina Golgowski Black Voices Nearly two months after George Floyd died after a Minneapolis police officer kneeled on his neck, lawmakers in Minnesota have passed...

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...

22-year-old suspect in custody in Riverchase Galleria mall shooting

abc3340.com The Hoover Police Department announced 22-year-old Montez Moses Coleman of Birmingham was arrested as a suspect in the Riverchase Galleria mall shooting on July...

Diva Reese, first-time muralist, pays homage to Breonna Taylor

Solomon Crenshaw Jr. For the Birmingham Times Driving by Vibe Street Studios on 16th Avenue South at 12th Street on Birmingham’s Southside, it is easy to...

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