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What guns were used in Birmingham homicides in 2022?

In 2022, Birmingham experienced one of its most violent years in modern history, totaling at least 144 homicides. Several of the homicides involved firearms, many of which were drive-by-shootings. 

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'Our country demands police reform' — Birmingham Mayor Woodfin responds to Tyre Nichols incident

Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin and Birmingham Police Department (BPD) Chief Scott Thurmond both weighed in on the killing of Tyre Nichols by several police officers in Memphis on January 7.

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Birmingham Police Department looking for ways to respond to exhibition driving issue after video of drag race bust goes viral

The Birmingham Police Department is looking for new ways to combat the reckless driving that continues to plague the city.

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Birmingham Police Department offering new recruits $5,000 signing bonus

The Birmingham Police Department (BPD) announced Monday that it will offer new recruits $5,000.

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Birmingham Police Department officer arrested, charged with domestic assault

A law enforcement officer turned himself into Jefferson County Jail on Sunday following a domestic assault investigation.

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Woodfin, Birmingham-area legislators back bills for more penalties against ‘exhibition driving’

Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin and a handful of state legislators announced their intention on Tuesday morning to back a bill in the upcoming legislative session in spring 2023, which seeks to impose higher penalties on reckless driving activities. 

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Birmingham PD officers want staffing and pay issues addressed; Chief responds to FOP

The Birmingham Police Department is working to improve morale and the working environment for officers, according to a statement provided to media Wednesday. However, some officers say they aren't seeing issues being addressed.