Police chief in Alabama town noted for traffic trap resigns
Police chief resigns: The police chief in Brookside, Alabama, stepped down on Tuesday. (A. Carsten/Rehderpicture alliance via Getty Images)BROOKSIDE, Ala. — The police chief of a northern Alabama town resigned Tuesday amid allegations that he set up an aggressive traffic trap that by 2020 accounted for nearly half of the town’s revenue. >> Read more trending newsMike Jones resigned as Brookside police chief, according to a news release. “This will confirm that earlier today, Mike Jones resigned as the Police Chief for the Town of Brookside,” Tuesday’s statement from town clerk Debbie Keedy read. “Brookside is a poster child for policing for profit,” Carla Crowder, the director of Alabama Appleseed Center for Law & Justice, told AL.com.wftv.com
Alabama police chief quits amid questions over ticketing
The police chief in a small Alabama town that received about half its municipal revenue from fines and forfeitures linked to aggressive traffic enforcement resigned following a report about the practice. Mike Jones, chief of police in the Jefferson County town of Brookside, quit following a recent story by AL.com that said he turned the department into a traffic trap that by 2020 relied on income from ticketing people for minor and questionable offenses as they drive by on Interstate 22. A statement from Debbie Keedy, who works as clerk of the town of roughly 1,250 people, said Jones resigned on Tuesday.news.yahoo.com
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