From the Trussville Tribune staff reports
MONTGOMERY — According to the Alabama Attorney General’s office three Selma police officers have been charged with making false statements related to a matter that is under investigation by the Attorney General’s Office.
The following men were indicted on Thursday by a Dallas County grand jury and surrendered, on Friday, at the Dallas County Jail:
- Toriano Neely, also known as Tory Neely, 48, a lieutenant who supervised the department’s detectives.
- Jeffrey Hardy, also known as Jeff Hardy, 45, a sergeant under Neely’s supervision.
- Kendall Thomas, 38, a sergeant formerly under Neely’s supervision.
Each is charged with knowingly falsifying, concealing or covering up material or making a false or fraudulent statement in a matter under investigation by the Attorney General’s Office, a violation of Code of Alabama §36-15-62.1 The crime is a class C felony punishable by one year and one day to 10 years.
The officers have been on administrative leave from their positions with the police department
No further information about the investigation nor about the defendants’ alleged crimes has been released at this time.