Sunday, December 13, 2015

Forensics/12-Hour Shifts

The City of Muscle Shoals is discussing converting its police force from 8-hour to 12-hour shifts. Good or bad? If you asked us just off the top of our head, we'd say bad; however...

The Lauderdale and Colbert County Sheriff's Departments have made this move, and it's working very well. Perhaps it's easy to forget that most police officers are robust males who have no trouble enduring these long hours.

It will be interesting to see how this mini-power struggle plays out...


The backlog of forensic investigations in this state is abominable. We've had a few readers ask how charges can just be dropped if the delay is prolonged. Easily. We're guaranteed a speedy trial, and if it isn't forthcoming, defense attorneys have every right to ask for dismissal of charges.

Whose murder trial is now delayed? We haven't heard officially, but we know that Homajean Grisham III, known as Lee or Danger, has been facing Capital Murder Charges for over two years, with no trial date yet scheduled.

In Lauderdale County, the heroin/drug trafficking trials of John Wesley Akin and Brady Ann Irons were set to begin December 7th. Apparently they didn't. This actually works to Akin's disadvantage, assuming, if convicted, he would be serving his sentence concurrently with his Morgan County sentence...more on this later.


Ooooh, this is just not right:


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