Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:10 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:10:07 GMT
The police chief for Gulf Shores along Alabama's coast is weighing-in on the actions of the law enforcement commander in charge of Ferguson, Missouri's in the wake of an escalating crisis brought on by
Gulf Shores Police Chief Ed Delmore wrote a blistering open letter to Captain Ronald S. Johnson, who was given command of law enforcement operations following days of looting and rioting in the city.
Police have hit a roadblock for a bar they've been trying to close down after
years of crime.
judge has approved a motion to close the Upton Bar and Grill for a year because
of its history of crime, but an appeal could mean the bar stays open a little
the last couple years, Toledo Police say they have had calls from neighbors
complaining about things such as noise, litter and public urination, among more
even had a lot of problems with more serious crime – drug dealing out of the
bar, sometimes by bar employees," said Sgt. Joe Heffernan. "We' had shooting
happen over there."
summer, two people were taken to the hospital after being shot outside the bar.
filed an injunction to close the bar, which was granted for a year, but the
owner of the building has appealed that ruling. That means they can stay open
until the case is heard by an appeals court, but Heffernan is confident the bar
will eventually be closed.
confident that once that last appeals court hearing is done, that we'll have it
closed down and the neighbors can rest peacefully over there," he said.
Heffernan says the appeal should be heard within the next month.