Mobile Police Chief Paul Prine has been placed on administrative leave pending a review of policies and procedures connected to several incidents.

Mayor Sandy Stimpson ordered the review by former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama Kenyen Brown, following a deadly officer-involved shooting that claimed the life of a 16-year-old in November.

“His work will include a review of prior incidences of police use of force and full access to all evidence, including body camera footage,” Stimpson explained at the time. “Following this review, he will issue a report of his findings and recommendations within 90 days. This report will be made available to the public.”

The report is not yet available to the public.

The Mobile Police Department was also involved in an October 2 officer-involved shooting in which a 24-year-old man was killed. Another officer is on administrative leave after an October 16 incident showing an officer punching a man in handcuffs.

The case of Jawan Dallas was also publicized after the family requested body cam footage of his July 2 arrest. Dallas was taken to the hospital, where he died from an underlying health condition exacerbated by drug use, officials said.

Assistant Chief William “Randy” Jackson will serve as interim police chief.

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