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State Rep. Stringer: Blaming permitless carry for Montgomery crime spike 'ridiculous'

State Rep. Shane Stringer (R-Citronelle), the sponsor of the 2022 legislation removing the state’s requirement for a concealed carry permit, recently slammed Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed’s continued blaming the bill for escalating crime in Alabama’s capital city.

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Montgomery man charged with trafficking minor for commercial sex acts

On Thursday, a task force of the attorney general’s office and U.S. Marshalls arrested a Montgomery County man on a charge of Human Trafficking in the First Degree for commercial sex acts involving a juvenile.

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Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed hosts town hall to address crime, jobs, city infrastructure

Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed held a town hall on Tuesday, during which citizens had the opportunity to voice concerns over public safety, infrastructure, housing and other community issues.

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'This case is far from over' — Montgomery Mayor Reed asks for continued community involvement after arrest in triple murder

Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed is still asking the public to come forward with information on the triple homicide at a Hispanic grocery store that occurred last month.

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City of Montgomery hires Texas-based search firm to find a permanent police chief as city battles escalating crime

Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed has retained the services of a public safety recruitment firm to help the city find a permanent police chief as the city continues to face an escalating crime epidemic.

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Police arrest 18-year-old male in Montgomery triple homicide at Hispanic grocery store

The Montgomery Police Department has arrested an 18-year-old in the triple homicide at a Mexican grocery store that sent shockwaves through the community and increased the outcry for city leadership to address violent crime.

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Montgomery attempted murder suspect re-arrested while out on $60,000 bond

A Montgomery man out on bond for bond for three counts of attempted murder was recently re-arrested for possessing drugs with the intent to distribute.

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Ivey 'engaging with law enforcement' to address rampant crime in Montgomery, other cities

Governor Kay Ivey’s office recently said that she is considering both long and short-term solutions to address the recent crime wave in Montgomery that recently led to stray gunfire hitting a government office in the downtown area.

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Montgomery lawmakers push against Mayor Reed's narrative blaming permitless carry for escalating crime

Lawmakers continue to push back against Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed’s attempts to exculpate himself from the growing crime in Montgomery by blaming the state for passing constitutional carry in 2022.

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Montgomery bloodshed: Like Nero fiddling while Rome burned, Mayor Reed tweets

Montgomery has been at the center of state headlines in recent months. The city is no stranger to violent crime. However, a recent slew of brutal shootings and robberies have multiplied the voices calling for city leadership to make public safety a higher priority.

Steven Reed Alabama News
ATF, FBI assisting in investigation of massive Montgomery shootout that injured at least 13

At a Sunday evening press conference, Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed joined members of local, state and federal law enforcement to address a shooting that injured at least 13 earlier that day.

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Reward for information in Montgomery triple murder hits $40K as police continue to seek answers

With pledged contributions from Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed and several city council members, the reward for information regarding the triple murder that occurred outside a Hispanic grocery store now sits at $40,000.

Lance Bell Alabama News
'Take some responsibility': State Sen. Bell rips Montgomery Mayor Reed for blaming constitutional carry, legislature for city's violent crime wave

State Sen. Lance Bell (R-Pell City) recently took Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed to task for blaming the recent crime wave in Montgomery on the legislature’s actions two years ago, removing state-mandated concealed carry permits.

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State, federal law enforcement investigating Montgomery triple homicide after string of crimes against Hispanics in the city

On Wednesday, Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed and interim Police Chief John Hall spoke regarding the triple murder that occurred in the city on the Troy Highway Tuesday night.

Russell Bedsole Alabama News
State Rep. Bedsole on Montgomery mayor CoS's gun violence rant: 'My District has the same gun laws with not even a fraction of the gun violence'

A Republican lawmaker pushed back against Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed’s chief of staff Chip Hill’s prolonged weekend gun-violence screed in which he both denied the existence of rampant crime in Montgomery and blamed the violence on Alabama’s gun laws.