Tuscaloosa police department expanding

TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC) - The city of Tuscaloosa is adding a police precinct to the western side of town.

The city has purchased a former bank building near the Piggly Wiggly on Culver Road.  City leaders said Tuesday five percent of the city's crime occurs with a quarter-mile of the new precinct.

City leaders hope to open the new precinct sometime in 2012. Once that happens, the city will have two precincts in addition to its main building downtown.

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