On September 15, 1963 Johnny Robinson, age 16, was shot in the back by Birmingham police officer Jack Parker firing from a squad car. Others in the car said the driver going over a bump or hitting his brakes could have caused Parker to fire. Other witnesses heard two shots. Robinson's family never talked about his death, and his brother and sister went to school the next day. Another youth, Virgil Ware, 13, was also killed in the aftermath of the church bombing. #TodayInBlackHistory

Johnny's Death: The Untold Tragedy In Birmingham

On September 15, 1963 Johnny Robinson, age 16, was shot in the back by Birmingham police officer Jack Parker firing from a squad car. Others in the car said the driver going over a bump or hitting his brakes could have caused Parker to fire. Other witnesses heard two shots. Robinson's family never talked about his death, and his brother and sister went to school the next day. Another youth, Virgil Ware, 13, was also killed in the aftermath of the church bombing. #TodayInBlackHistory

The confidential informant also told police the two men,, Dewayne Barnes and Jermaine "Lil Jay" Tolbert, now charged with capital murder in the double homicide told her that if they had found the woman's 7-year-old daughter awake they would have killed her too, Birmingham Police homicide detective Phillip Harris said.

The confidential informant also told police the two men,, Dewayne Barnes and Jermaine "Lil Jay" Tolbert, now charged with capital murder in the double homicide told her that if they had found the woman's 7-year-old daughter awake they would have killed her too, Birmingham Police homicide detective Phillip Harris said.

Police use dogs to quell civil unrest in Birmingham, Ala., in May 1963. Birmingham's police commissioner "Bull" Connor also allowed fire hoses to be turned on young civil rights demonstrators. These measures set off a backlash of sentiment that rejuvenated the flagging civil rights movement.

Police use dogs to quell civil unrest in Birmingham, Ala., in May 1963. Birmingham's police commissioner "Bull" Connor also allowed fire hoses to be turned on young civil rights demonstrators. These measures set off a backlash of sentiment that rejuvenated the flagging civil rights movement.

Sgt. Williams is the Birmingham Police Department's public information officer.

Sgt. Williams is the Birmingham Police Department's public information officer.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. wrote his "Letter from Birmingham Jail" after being arrested and booked on April 12, 1963. King's heartfelt letter is considered the preeminent document of the civil rights movement, appearing in hundreds of anthologies and designated as required reading for many students worldwide. It has been translated into 40 languages. (Birmingham Police Department Photo)

Martin Luther King mugshot April 12 1963

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. wrote his "Letter from Birmingham Jail" after being arrested and booked on April 12, 1963. King's heartfelt letter is considered the preeminent document of the civil rights movement, appearing in hundreds of anthologies and designated as required reading for many students worldwide. It has been translated into 40 languages. (Birmingham Police Department Photo)

Bob Adelman  USA. Alabama. Birmingham. 1963. Police dogs are brought out by Birmingham police to control demonstrators.  Image Reference  NYC19527  (ADB1963003W0000X/XX)  © Bob Adelman/Magnum Photos

Bob Adelman USA. Alabama. Birmingham. 1963. Police dogs are brought out by Birmingham police to control demonstrators. Image Reference NYC19527 (ADB1963003W0000X/XX) © Bob Adelman/Magnum Photos

(CNN) -- Three people were dead Tuesday morning after a shooting at a UPS facility in Inglenook, Alabama, said Capt. Jerry Wiley of the Birmingham Police Department. A Birmingham police officer res...

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Birmingham police officer arrested on drug charges privateofficer.com  BIRMINGHAM, Alabama Aug 14 2014  – A Birmingham police officer was arrested Monday on drug charges, a department spokesman said. Kenneth Padgett, 28, of Birmingham, was arrested at 9 p.m. Monday and charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and unlawful possession of controlled substance.

Birmingham police officer arrested on drug charges privateofficer.com BIRMINGHAM, Alabama Aug 14 2014 – A Birmingham police officer was arrested Monday on drug charges, a department spokesman said. Kenneth Padgett, 28, of Birmingham, was arrested at 9 p.m. Monday and charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and unlawful possession of controlled substance.

DUI suspect charged after falsely claiming Birmingham police officer raped her during arrest. Venita Kimber claimed she was forced to perform oral sex on a West Precinct officer, but patrol car video and body camera footage showed she was lying, police said. #DUI #DUIarrest #News

DUI suspect charged after falsely claiming Birmingham police officer raped her during arrest

DUI suspect charged after falsely claiming Birmingham police officer raped her during arrest. Venita Kimber claimed she was forced to perform oral sex on a West Precinct officer, but patrol car video and body camera footage showed she was lying, police said. #DUI #DUIarrest #News

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