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HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Police said 20 people were arrested at a weekend protest near Hoover City Hall while demonstrating against the death of George Floyd in Minnesota. 

Hoover police Lt. Keith Czeskleba told WBRC-TV most of Saturday's arrests resulted in disorderly conduct charges after protesters blocked traffic on a highway. Other charges included criminal trespass and resisting arrest, and one person was charged with carrying a firearm during a demonstration.

Emantic "EJ" Bradford Jr.
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Parents of a black man who was killed by police who mistook him for a shooting suspect at an Alabama shopping mall said they were filing a federal lawsuit Friday, the first anniversary of his death.

The parents of 21-year-old Emantic "EJ" Bradford Jr. joined lawyers at a news conference announcing the suit accusing police and officials in the Birmingham suburb of Hoover, where the fatal shooting occurred, of violating his civil rights.

A statement from the city denied that police or municipal officials did anything wrong.

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Sears is closing its last full-size store in Alabama.

The company announced Tuesday it will shut down 26 full-size Sears stores and Kmart locations nationwide in late October. That includes the Sears at the Riverchase Galleria in Hoover, which is Alabama's largest shopping mall.

Traditional retailers are being battered by online sellers, and Sears says it has to reduce the number of its largest stores. Sears will still have smaller locations it calls "hometown stores" in eight cities statewide.

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HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Two men working in a suburban neighborhood near Birmingham were killed when a trench collapsed around them.

Fire officials in Hoover say the workers were about 7 feet deep in a trench when the walls caved in Tuesday afternoon. The men worked for a company that specializes in drainage problems.

Crews using shovels found their bodies after digging for more than two hours. Authorities haven't released the names of the men.

Officials with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration will investigate the deaths.

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Southeastern Conference media days begins at the event's longtime home.

SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey kicks the four-day event off Monday with his annual media address about the state of the league and college football. Media days returns to the Birmingham suburb of Hoover, Alabama after one year in Atlanta.

The spotlight will be on LSU coach Ed Orgeron on Day 1, with Florida's Dan Mullen and Missouri's Barry Odom also taking the podium.

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Police in Alabama have arrested a man accused of recording eight women inside a changing room at a gym.

News outlets report 32-year-old Brandon Michael Aldridge is charged with 13 counts of aggravated criminal surveillance. Hoover Police Lt. Keith Czeskleba says some women were recorded multiple times at 24e Fitness. Seven of them pressed charges.

Justice for EJ
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Federal officials are investigating an Alabama mall shooting in which a police officer killed a black man he had mistaken for the gunman.

News outlets report U.S. Attorney Jay Town issued a statement Friday that the U.S. Department of Justice has been reviewing and is continuing to investigate the shooting death of 21-year-old Emantic "EJ" Bradford Jr.

Pipkins & Bradford
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The family of a man killed by Hoover police Thanksgiving night asked the state attorney general Monday to meet with them and also to release video of the shooting.

The parents of Emantic "EJ" Bradford Jr. held a news conference in Birmingham to ask for an update on the investigation.

Mall Shooting Suspect Seeks Police Video

Dec 5, 2018

A man charged with attempted murder in a shooting at an Alabama shopping mall on Thanksgiving is asking for police video of the entire incident, which ended with police shooting and killing another man.

An attorney for 20-year-old Erron Martez Dequan Brown of Bessemer made the request in a court document filed late Tuesday. It comes as protesters and relatives of the man killed by police, 21-year-old Emantic "EJ" Bradford, Jr., continue asking to see any video of the confrontation.

Police say a man shot and killed by a police officer at an Alabama shopping mall Thursday night was "likely" not the person who shot a teenager that evening.

Twenty-one-year-old Emantic Fitzgerald Bradford of Hueytown, Ala. was shot and killed by a police officer responding to the Thanksgiving night shooting at Riverchase Galleria that wounded an 18-year-old and 12-year-old.

School Resource Officers Meeting in Hoover

May 8, 2017

Law officers and school officials will be meeting in Hoover today to try to make schools safer.

The non-profit National Association of School Resource Officers is holding its first-ever national leadership summit. The conference is meant to teach lawmen and educators how to pick the best police officers to work on school campuses. NASRO says veteran officers with no disciplinary problems tend to be the best candidates.