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Mayor Stimpson issues statement on officer-involved shooting

Nov 13th, 2023

Posted in: Press ReleaseMayorMPD - (Mobile Police Department)

- November 13, 2023 -

Mayor Stimpson issues statement on officer-involved shooting 

Mobile, Ala. —  Please see the statement from Mayor Sandy Stimpson below regarding the officer-involved shooting that occurred this morning on Sheringham Drive.

“I want to offer my sincerest condolences to the family and friends of the 16-year-old who lost his life during the execution of a search warrant by Mobile Police officers early this morning. I have unanswered questions about the events leading up to this tragic outcome, and I am taking immediate steps to get those answers. 

First, I have asked former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama Kenyen Brown to perform a comprehensive review of the Mobile Police Department’s policy, procedures and training related to officers’ use of force. His work will include a review of prior incidences of police use of force and full access to all evidence, including body camera footage. Following this review, he will issue a report of his findings and recommendations within 90 days. This report will be made available to the public. 

Secondly, while this review is being conducted, I am issuing an immediate ban on the Mobile Police Department’s use of pre-dawn search warrants unless there is a pressing need to protect human life. In those rare cases, they will require the approval of the Chief of Police and Public Safety Director. 

In looking back over the last ten years, the progress made in the area of public safety was the result of building trust between the community, our police officers, and my administration. We recognize that maintaining this trust is our greatest tool for keeping the City of Mobile safe. We will compassionately respond to this tragedy as we continue to nurture those relationships.”