The hits, or charges, keep coming for one former patrol officer for the Birmingham police.
According to an al.com report, Curtis Jeffrey Thornton, 27, was charged with 2nd Degree Arson today for the burning of a home in Ensley just one week after being charged in connection with a string of arsons in Warrior, Ala.. Thornton was released yesterday on $315,000 bond only to be transferred to Birmingham City Jail to face his newest charges. His latest bond was set today at $150,000.
“We are disappointed the evidence has led us to the wretched task of arresting someone we trusted to protect the lives and property of our citizens,” Police Chief A.C. Roper said today.
City officials are currently in an ongoing investigation of 13 fires that began on May 15 in Ensley. Birmingham Mayor William Bell announced yesterday that the destroyed homes will begin being demolished on Tuesday of next week.