DPD: Officer-involved accident damages Confederate Monument

Published 10:08 am Saturday, July 16, 2016

The Demopolis Police Department is reporting that an officer-involved patrol accident early Saturday led to damage of the Confederate Monument in downtown Demopolis.

The Demopolis Police Department is reporting that an officer-involved patrol accident early Saturday led to damage of the Confederate Monument in downtown Demopolis.

In the early morning hours of Saturday, July 16, a Demopolis Police Officer while on patrol ran into the Confederate Monument at the intersection of Capital and Main streets.
DPD Chief Tommie Reese said his department is doing an internal investigation into the accident. Reese also stated that the officer was not hurt in the accident and that he has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.
“This was an accident and nothing else,” Reese said.