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Jefferson County deputy files racial discrimination lawsuit against Sheriff Mark Pettway

A federal lawsuit has been filed against Jefferson County Sheriff Mark Pettway, claiming discrimination against a white employee.

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'If you have white skin, you may have a really big problem' — Veteran detective claims racism, corruption at Jefferson Co. Sheriff's Office

A Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office detective said he hopes changes are made soon when it comes to leadership and the Internal Affairs division of the sheriff’s office.

Jefferson County Sheriff Patrol Vehicles by Erica Thomas
Deputies, municipal police decry soaring crime, vacancies under Jefferson County Sheriff Pettway leadership — 'It's like a cancer'

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office has been facing challenges, including a high crime rate, open deputy positions and low morale among some deputies. With the general election days away, some law enforcement officers are hoping for a change.

Jefferson County Criminal Courts by Erica Thomas
Trial set for high profile case in which woman's body was found buried behind Hueytown house

The man charged in connection to a body found buried behind a house in Hueytown will go to trial on Jan. 9, 2023, over three years after the death.

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Out-of-state police department recruiting in Birmingham, offering higher salaries for cops

A law enforcement agency from another state is attempting to hire officers away from the Birmingham area.

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Jefferson County sheriff candidate Jared Hudson explains importance of protecting constitutional rights

Jared Hudson is running for Sheriff of Jefferson County on the Republican ticket, and he believes the office of sheriff is more important than many people think.

Photo from Jefferson County Sheriffs Office website
Jefferson County inmate dies of potential opioid overdose

A Jefferson County inmate was found dead on Thursday, potentially due to an opioid overdose.

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Two men escape 60-mile, multi-agency police chase after stealing car at gunpoint

Police from multiple agencies chased two individuals suspected of armed auto robbery almost 60 miles on Monday before losing them both in Birmingham, according to Carol Robinson of AL.com.

Phillip Shane Bradford from Jefferson County Sheriffs Office
Alabama man accused of stealing ambulance to escape custody arrested in Arizona

Arizona Marshalls have confirmed the arrest of an Alabama man who overpowered a deputy and stole an ambulance on June 22.

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Law enforcement looking for escaped inmate who stole ambulance; also investigating deputy

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) is looking for an inmate who escaped Wednesday after stealing an ambulance. They are also investigating the deputy who was with him at the time.