MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — The mayor of Mobile, Alabama, says a Confederate statue removed from the city earlier this month has been relocated to a museum.
Mayor Stimpson said on Twitter the History Museum of Mobile has received the bronze figure of Admiral Raphael Semmes, and will display the statue while placing it into its appropriate context.
Stimpson said he believes the action to be consistent with the state law that protects monuments over 40 years old. He also vowed to work with the state's attorney general’s office if they determine otherwise.
The office sent a letter to Stimpson this month saying permanent removal of the statue could be subject to a $25,000 fine.