Selma Police Chief Comes Under Fire

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By George McDonald

From the West Alabama Newsroom--  The job performance of Selma Police Chief William Riley was called into question during a city council meeting earlier this week -- now he's speaking out in defense of his record.

Riley says the city of Selma is a safer place today -- than it was when he first took over as Chief of Police. He says the overall crime rate dropped by 21 percent last year -- and has continued to go down this year.

"I have no idea what the conversation is about because I know one, I haven't done any wrong-doing, that's just not there. What I've been doing is lowering the crime in the city of Selma, what I was brought here to do," said Riley.

Selma Mayor George Evans says Riley -- and every other department head in city government has his full confidence.

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