(CNN)The Alabama City Council decreed that three people were killed after the deputy chief sent a racist text. We voted to dissolve the police station. A message to other officers, according to Mayor James Latimer.
At an emergency meeting of the Vincent City Council on August 4, members decided to stop paying Police Chief James Sligley and Assistant Chief of Police John L. Gross. Third Officer Lee Cardin resigned later that night after the Council voted to pursue the division's complete dissolution. There are no more active police officers.
"The Shelby County Sheriff's Office was recently notified by the Vincent City Council and Mayor of recent allegations of misconduct within the Vincent Police Department and condemns these acts as well. ” said the release. "[John] Sheriff Samaniego supports the City of Vincent by providing emergency law enforcement services to the public during this time."
"For me, it just made him as angry as he was back in the 1930s and his 40s. I often forget that we're not there yet." ,” local resident Lois Garrett told WBRC. "It hurt. I was hurt. I was ashamed. I thought we were better than that." but no reply.
The Council will discuss this matter at its meeting scheduled for August 16th.