FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Release No. 215 Thursday,
2013, 4:32 P.M., CDT
Contact: Sergeant Johnny Williams
Public Information Officer
Telephone No. (205) 254-6567
West Precinct Operation
The Birmingham Police Department reports that the West Precinct Task Force, BPD Neighborhood Enforcement Team (NET) and Operation Closeout Task Force Officers
in conjunction with the BPD Detective Bureau executed a two day operation in the West Precinct. The operation included various traffic checkpoints in key areas of Bessemer Road. The operation took place on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 and Wednesday, November 13, 2013. The operation was executed during
the evening hours and concentrated on several beats that intersect with Bessemer Road. The operation revealed multiple traffic violations, criminal offenses and outstanding warrants.
Officers also confiscated illegal drugs and guns.
• A total of 14felony arrests were made with 25charges.
• A total of 26misdemeanor arrests were made with 68charges.
• In addition to the arrests, there were 48traffic citations written.
• 4 weapons were seized.
• 3 vehicles were towed.
Birmingham Police Chief A.C Roper states, “This operation shows that we must continue to engage those persons who refuse to comply with the law. We understand that there
may be additional offenders in this and other areas of town and we will continue our mission to create safer neighborhoods throughout Birmingham.”