Officers with the Tyler Police Department rescued a 13-year-old Alabama girl from a home in the 3600 block of Woods Boulevard Saturday after TPD received word from the FBI that a kidnapping victim might be at that location.
Woodfin says Birmingham Police Department is doing all it can to bring the people responsible for the violence building up around the city accountable, but he says the community will also have to play a role to make it happen.
The parents of the woman who was killed in that Easter Sunday shooting at Patton Park continue to grieve the loss of their daughter and now feel called to speak out against the gun violence that claimed her life.
Birmingham Police are investigating another deadly shooting and it’s another case that involves young victims. A 16 year-old is dead and another teen is recovering in the hospital after a drive-by shooting in the Inglenook community.
Following the recent spike in gun violence in Birmingham, some neighboring police departments expressed criticism and accused the Birmingham Police department of not fully using resources to solve crimes.
“These reported crimes are atrocious in nature. Our Criminal Investigations Division has specially trained investigators who focus on sexual crimes. I have full confidence in these investigators to seek justice for these victims.”
According to the plea agreement, Smyth admitted that he enticed a minor victim to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing child pornography between November 2016 and January 2018.
A 17-year-old is in custody and a Tuscaloosa police officer has been hospitalized after a high speed chase in Tuscaloosa ended in a multi-vehicle crash on McFarland Blvd in front of University Mall Wednesday night.
Cory Mink’s bond conditions consist of no contact with the victim or her immediate family, no unsupervised contact with anyone under 12 years old, no access to internet or any social media and to be supervised by Etowah County Community Corrections.