The U.S. Department of Justice may begin investigating an Alabama police department that planted drugs and guns and framed over 1,000 black men for decades, leading many of these innocent men to be imprisoned for many years. Some black men continue to languish in prison to this day, while the officers who perpetrated the racist frame-ups have been promoted to prominent positions within the force.
Henry County Report reports the outlaw outfit existed within the department in Dothan, Ala., where about a dozen police officers involved. During the 1990s, the officers would target innocent black men and plant drugs and weapons on them and would subsequenly be charged by District Attorney Doug Valeska — who knew that the drugs were being planted and continued to prosecute while protecting the officers.
The lieutenant who had overseen the group of rogue officers has since become Dothan’s chief of police.
According to the newspaper the team “were supervised at the time by Lt. Steve Parrish, current Dothan Police Chief, and Sgt. Andy Hughes, current Asst. Director of Homeland Security for the State of Alabama. All of the officers reportedly were members of a Neoconfederate organization that the Southern Poverty Law Center labels “racial extremists.” The group has advocated for blacks to “return” to Africa, published that the civil rights movement is really a Jewish conspiracy, and that blacks have lower IQ’s . Both Parrish and Hughes held leadership positions in the group and are pictured above holding a confederate battle flag at one of the club’s secret meetings,” the publication states.
Beginning in 1996, the families of the Black men who were convicted began to complain but their plights were never redressed and they had no legal recourse because the officers, the police chief and district attorney were in collusion to repress any and all complaints by the victims and other white officers who wanted to turn the corrupt cops in.
Not until a group of other white police officers decided to turn the racist outfit over to the Internal Affairs Division for an investigation to take place. That’s when the police officers who planted the drugs and weapons were found to be members of a racist terrorist organization.
The group of officers who presented the evidence to Internal Affairs Division are willing to testify against the racist officers, but only if U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, head of the U.S. Justice Department, assigns a special prosecutor from outside of Alabama to investigate and prosecute the case.
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