Fraternal Order of Police body, others say they do not support board vote of no-confidence against BPD Chief

Birmingham Police Chief Patrick Smith
Birmingham Police Chief Patrick Smith
Updated: May. 27, 2021 at 9:02 PM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Following Wednesday’s vote of no-confidence by the Lodge #1 Fraternal Order of Police executive board, against Birmingham’s police chief, the membership body of the very same lodge responded Thursday evening with a letter to the board questioning their actions.

The letter, written on behalf of members of the body of Birmingham’s FOP, says they do not support the executive board’s no-confidence vote against Birmingham Police Chief Patrick Smith and Assistant Chief Darnell Davenport.

The letter also claims the members of the group are continually ignored by the board and they want an opportunity to be heard.

You can view the letter in its entirety below:

FOP Lodge One members and Birmingham Police Department employees also sent a letter requesting a recall of the no confidence vote and expressing support for Chief Patrick Smith.

Here is the letter:

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