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5 things you didn't know about AL's new attorney general

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall. (Source: WSFA 12 News) Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

Alabama's new attorney general, Steve Marshall, sat down for an interview Tuesday to discuss the investigation of Gov. Robert Bentley.

Marshall was appointed under the cloud of a suspected quid pro quo, leaving many to question if Bentley appointed  him to end any potential investigation into the governor's office. Marshall quickly proved that was not the case. You can read more about that here.

But during the course of the interview, we learned some things about the man who took over the highest law enforcement role in the state just a month ago. Here are five things you probably did not know about him:

1: He's a man of faith

"It is what grounds me," Marshall said. He discusses a faith-based approach to fighting addiction and how a woman once thanked him for the fact that she was arrested. 

2: He plans to prosecute cases

"I'm a prosecutor. That's kind of where I live is in a courtroom setting and it's what I think I do best." Marshall said he wants to help train young lawyers about how to ethically try cases. He says he will not be there for every case, but the ones he does take part in will not be for show.

3: He's a supporter of law enforcement officers and wants to bridge the police/community gap

He's recently spent time with the family of critically injured Montgomery police officer Carlos Taylor. 

4: He won't accept campaign funds from targets of active investigations

He's perfectly happy trying traffic cases. "I'm not going to sacrifice the principles that brought me here for the purposes of winning an election."

5: Worshipped at Dexter Ave. King Memorial Baptist before being appointed attorney general 

"It connected me directly to the history not only of this office but of this state," he explained.

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