From The Tribune staff reports
BIRMINGHAM — A Birmingham Police Officer was arrested for domestic violence strangulation on Sunday, Dec. 4.
According to the Birmingham Police Department (BPD), Officer Brandon A. Smith turned himself into the custody of the Jefferson County Jail.
“On Nov. 19, 2022, Birmingham Police Department was made aware of a domestic assault involving one of our officers,” Officer Truman Fitzgerald stated. “The Birmingham Police Department took immediate action and relieved Smith of his duties as a patrol officer pending an internal investigation.”
Fitzgerald stated that detectives with the Special Victim’s Section presented the case to the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office for review. After an assessment, detectives obtained a warrant for domestic violence strangulation ($5,000 Bond).
“Smith has been with the Birmingham Police Department since April 2016,” Fitzgerald stated. “Smith was assigned to the Patrol Division prior to the launch of this investigation. The Birmingham Police Department will hold all officers accountable and continue to implement high moral and ethical standards for all who serve the City of Birmingham.”
Fitzgerald stated the information is based on a preliminary and ongoing investigation, which continues to evolve as investigators interview witnesses, review physical and electronic records, and analyze forensic evidence.
“The Department’s understanding of the facts and circumstances may change as additional evidence is collected and analyzed,” Fitzgerald stated.
The story will be updated when more information is available.