Madison Police Chief Larry Muncey Takes Voluntary Leave, Major Jim Cooke Placed In Charge
Judge Finds Madison Police Chief In Contempt Of Court
The police chief in Madison, Ala., says that an officer who threw a man to the ground faces assault charges and dismissal. Sureshbhai Patel, 57, was stopped as he walked in his son’s new neighborhood. Patel was hospitalized after surgery to fuse bones in his neck; his son says he now has limited mobility.
“I found that Officer Eric Parker’s actions did not meet the high standards and expectations of the Madison City Police Department,” Chief of Police Larry Muncey said after an investigation. He added that he is recommending Parker be fired. Click here to read full article
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Madison Police Chief Larry Muncey guilty of criminal contempt charges.
Friday, a federal judge found Madison Police Chief Larry Muncey guilty of criminal contempt charges. U.S. District Judge Madeline Hughes Haikala ordered Muncey to pay a $2,500 fine and attend training.
The training should be for legal exposure and liability, the judge said. Muncey will not face additional witness tampering charges.
Chief Muncey left the courthouse quickly with his wife, Freda, and Major Jim Cooke who is currently overseeing the department.