An Alabama police officer was plotting the murder of an African American resident, along with a detailed cover-up plot to make it seem like the killing was carried out in “self-defense.” But in spite of this obvious felonious crime, The Guardian has recently learned that he will keep his job on the Alexander City Police Department.
Officer Troy Middlebrooks paid the man he planned to murder $35,000 to avoid being civilly sued over the murder plot.
Middlebrooks said the African American man “needs a god damn bullet” and repeatedly referred to him as “that n!gger”.
Vincent Bias confirmed the plot by recording of Middlebrooks’s comments and playing them to the mayor and chief of police.
“This town is ridiculous,” Bias, 49, explained in an interview with the Guardian. “The police here feel they can do what they want, and often they do.”
But Middlebrooks was never brought up on any charges. He never spent any time in prison for this murder plot, and Alexander City police chief Willie Robinson even defended him, saying “He was just talking. He didn’t really mean that.”
Just months after the shooting, Middlebrooks responded to another controversial fatal shooting of an unarmed African American man.
He gave some of the most important accounts of the events, which led to state investigators clearing his fellow officer of any wrongdoing.
All of this happened after police officials knew full well of Middlebrooks’ threatening comments to Bias’s brother-in-law from a incident over an unleashed dog.
Bias’s brother-in-law is Caucasian. The officer told him that he was tired of “that n*****” being released from jail… all this over a dog being unleashed.
But Middlebrooks had previously arrested Bias on minor drug charges earlier in the year. He was mad that Bias got out on bail.
“Something’s going on with that fucking lawyer he knows, and that fucking… the judge or something,” Middlebrooks was recorded stating.
He then went on to say “the police were going to pull [Bias] aside on a routine traffic stop and [Bias] would get killed.”
He added that he would “f*cking kill that motherf*cker with whatever I had in that f*cking house”.
“And before the police got here, I’d f*cking put marks all over my shit and make it look like he was trying to f*cking kill me. I god damn guarantee you,” Middlebrooks continued. “What would it look like? Self f*cking defense. F*ck that piece of shit. I’m a lot different from a lot of these other folks. I’ll f*cking tell you what’s on my f*cking mind.”
The officer continued to Bias’s brother-in-law, saying: “That motherf*cker right there needs a god damn bullet. And you f*cking know exactly what I’m talking about. The way he f*cking talks to you? Like you’re a f*cking child? Like he’s your… Are you his b*tch or something? He talks to you like that.”
Middlebrooks’ wife was contacted, and asked if he would like to say anything in his defense.
“We’re not interested in making any comment about that, thank you,” she said to the Guardian, before hanging up.
The police say that Middlebrook was “investigated and cleared of any wrong-doing” in this incident. But Larkin Radney, the city attorney for Alexander City, said pointblank that: “We have no record of us investigating this case. I really don’t know what he’s talking about.”
If you believe that there needs to be a real investigation, then help us get the word out about Officer Middlebrook!
(Article by Reagan Ali)