By Joshua Huff, sports editor
BIRMINGHAM — The Birmingham Police Department added an accountability report to its website on Saturday in what the department says is an effort to promote transparency and community engagement.
The unveiling follows Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin’s announcement this past Wednesday that he has initiated a 30-day review to look into police transparency and accountability measures following worldwide protests in response to police brutality and racial inequality.
“Over the next 30 days there will be an internal review led by my office pursuant to the #8CantWait Framework,” Woodfin said. “At the end of that 30 day period, I will issue an executive order executing any gaps we find between what we do.”
The report includes detailed reports on projects and programs, accreditation, training, discipline and accountability, officer disciplinary action and charges, how to file a complaint, how to get involved and community engagement.
The department lists disciplinary action enacted upon officers from June 29, 2018, to May 26, 2020. Over that span, the department has handed done 79 disciplinary reports ranging from domestic incidents, hostile work environment, insubordination and conduct unbecoming. In all, 22 officers were either terminated or resigned.