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Alabama town votes to disband police department after officers' racist texts surface online

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Residents call for Vincent Police Officers to be fired after racist texts surface online. WBRC Fox 6 News
Vincent City Council voted to dissolve its police department on Thursday.
The decision came after racist text messages between officers circulated on social media.
"This has torn this community apart. It doesn't matter what color we are as long as we do right by people," City Councilman Corey Abrams said.
The police department of a small Alabama town is being disbanded by city officials after a racist text from the assistant police chief circulated on social media. On Thursday, city...
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After a police officer sent a racist text, a town disbanded its department

1 month ago   |   By NPR

Officials in Vincent, Ala., have fired the police chief and assistant chief. The Shelby County Sheriff's Office said it will provide emergency law enforcement in the meantime.
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