Tuesday, September 2 2014 9:57 AM EDT2014-09-02 13:57:18 GMT
Alabama State Troopers are investigating the cause of a crash that left two people injured in Pike Road Tuesday morning.According to troopers the crash occurred around 7 a.m. and involved two vehicles.More >>
Alabama State Troopers are investigating the cause of a crash, which occurred in Pike Road Tuesday morning, that left two people injured.More >>
Tuesday, September 2 2014 9:34 AM EDT2014-09-02 13:34:12 GMT
U.S. military forces attacked the Islamic extremist al-Shabab network in an operation in Somalia on Monday, the Pentagon said, in a strike a Somali official said targeted the group's fugitive leader.More >>
Al-Shabab's top leader was traveling in one of two vehicles hit Monday night in a U.S. military strike, a member of the Somali Islamic extremist group said Tuesday.More >>
Tuesday, September 2 2014 9:21 AM EDT2014-09-02 13:21:44 GMT
A Russian official is complaining that EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso breached confidentiality when he quoted President Vladimir Putin as saying Moscow could take over Kiev in two weeks if it wished.More >>
Russian military forces have been spotted in both major rebel-held cities in eastern Ukraine, an official said Tuesday, prompting Ukraine to declare that it now has to fight the Russian army, not just the separatists.More >>
Tuesday, September 2 2014 8:22 AM EDT2014-09-02 12:22:19 GMT
Al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels holding 45 Fijian peacekeepers hostage have issued a set of demands for their release, including the extremist group's removal from a U.N. terrorist list and compensation for the...More >>
Al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels holding 45 Fijian peacekeepers hostage have issued a set of demands for their release, including the extremist group's removal from a U.N. terrorist list and compensation for the killing...More >>
Tuesday, September 2 2014 8:03 AM EDT2014-09-02 12:03:37 GMT
It's a crime that continues to generate anger and disbelief in Montgomery and beyond- the destruction of the home of Civil Rights icon Rosa Parks. The case took center stage this Labor Day at an annualMore >>
The community is uniting to help catch the criminals who desecrated a piece of Montgomery history. The vandalism of Rosa Parks' home angered many across the city and hundreds have donated in an effort to help find those responsible. Crimestoppers is hoping a bigger reward will crack the case.More >>
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -
The now-former Montgomery police officer caught on camera drag racing on his police motorcycle has released a statement.
The officer, who doesn't want to be identified by name, released the following statement to WSFA 12 News:
"I don't have any hard feelings against the department. All my life and throughout my career I have tried to be humble and reserved, but I'm not perfect. If I could start over I would have never done what I did. I appreciate everyone's support. I can't believe how everything has turned around for me. I guess it's the will of God."
The officer resigned his position with the force, according to Police Chief Kevin Murphy.
Now the civilian who recorded the drag race says he's starting a petition to get the officer his job back.
"We posted [the video] thinking, you know, it was something fun, something you don't run across every day and that's why we did it. Our intentions were to never get the cop in trouble, and we definitely didn't think he would loose his job," Lawrence Lee Spillers said.
Spillers recorded the video with a camera attached to his motorcycle helmet Sunday afternoon. The video was posted on YouTube and it quickly reached Montgomery Police Department officials.
The five-minute video starts with Spillers and the uniformed officer stopped at a red light on Eastern Boulevard in Montgomery. Spillers asked the officer if he wanted to race.
"I got turbo," the unidentified officer responds.
That's when the light turns green and the two take off.
Chief Murphy called the video upsetting, and said the officer could face charges.
"Police officers should obey the law, not violate them. You don't have to exceed the posted speed limit in order for the charge of drag racing. It's just the contest of accelerating fast in order to overtake the other motorists," Murphy said.
Murphy says this one former officer's actions don't reflect the entire organization.
"For the very thing that we are out here enforcing the law, for an officer to cross that line and violate it, there's no excuse. I will not tolerate it and he is no longer wearing the badge," the chief said.
Tuesday, September 2 2014 10:01 AM EDT2014-09-02 14:01:58 GMT
The Mississippi Highway Patrol has issued an Amber Alert for 17-year-old Katelyn Beard. She was abducted Saturday morning from between 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. from 4244 Lynda Street in Jackson. BeardMore >>
Monday night, Thompson was seen leading officers around a field in the Pocahontas area, but there is no clarification or information to confirm what this was about.More >>
Thursday, August 28 2014 9:33 AM EDT2014-08-28 13:33:06 GMT
SPARTANBURG COUNT, SC (WYFF) - Fifteen children living in a double-wide trailer were put into protective custody and seven adults were arrested, according to the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office. DeputiesMore >>
Fifteen children living in a double-wide trailer were put into protective custody and seven adults were arrested, according to the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 2:55 PM EDT2014-09-01 18:55:50 GMT
Selma Police say four men were arrested and are being charged after nearly 40 shots were fired at a group of people in downtown Selma. According to police Wesley Washington, Martinez Newberry, DerrickMore >>
Selma Police say four men were arrested and are being charged after nearly 40 shots were fired at a group of people in downtown Selma.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 6:02 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:02:58 GMT
Alabama State Troopers confirm they are investigating a single-vehicle crash on Highway 231 Monday afternoon. The crash is north of the Highway 82 juncture at mile marker 169. The crash involved a DodgeMore >>
Alabama State Troopers confirm they are investigating a single-vehicle crash on Highway 231 southbound south of Montgomery Monday afternoon. More >>