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An Alabama Police Department is Responding to Allegations of Racism and Misconduct

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Posted at 3:02 PM, Dec 03, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-03 10:30:02-05

DOTHAN AL.--The Police Chief of Dothan, Alabama is denying allegations that his department has planted drugs and weapons on African-Americans for years.

A blog called "The Henry County Report" recently alleged that more than a dozen Dothan officers were accused of planting evidence in the 1990s.

That post includes documents that allegedly came from an internal investigation of the case.

Police Chief, Steve Parrish, claims the blog has it wrong. He said, "The specific incident that he illustrates involved a former officer and that was addressed back in the late 1990s...it was addressed within the perimeters of the law and the police department policies of that time."