From The Tribune staff reports
BIRMINGHAM — A Birmingham police officer has been arrested for financial exploitation of the elderly in the first degree.
Sgt. Rodarius Mauldin said Officer Gregory Irvin was arrested on Wednesday, December 2.
“On October 22, 2020, The Department of Human Resources alerted the Birmingham Police Department of a case filed with their agency on October 16, 2020 involving Gregory Irvin,” Mauldin said. “The Birmingham Police Department took immediate action and relieved Irvin of his duties as a patrol officer pending an internal and criminal investigation. The preliminary investigation suggest Irvin exploited an elderly relative.”
According to Mauldin, detectives with the Birmingham Police Department’s Crimes against Property Division presented the case to the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office for review.
“After an assessment, Detectives obtained warrant for Gregory Irvin has been taken into custody and will be held in the custody of the Jefferson County Jail with a $30,000 bond,” Mauldin said.
A person commits the crime of financial exploitation of the elderly in the first degree if he or she takes the property of any elderly person in the value of which exceeds $2500.
Officer Gregory Irvin has been with the Birmingham Police Department since April of 2017. Irvin was assigned Patrol Division prior to the launch of this investigation.
“The Birmingham Police department will continue to hold officers to a high ethical and moral standard,” Mauldin said.