FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 24, 2013
AG STRANGE ANNOUNCES CONVICTION OF FORMER ASSISTANT
TALLASSEE POLICE CHIEF FOR MULTIPLE FELONIES
(MONTGOMERY)-- Attorney General Luther Strange and the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center (ACJIC) Commissioner Maury Mitchell announced the conviction of former Tallassee Assistant Chief of Police Amy Davis, for numerous felony ethics offenses as well as several counts of improperly accessing confidential law enforcement information. The case was a 3 day non-jury trial before the Honorable John B. Bush, Circuit Judge of Elmore County. Davis, 42 of Wetumpka, was found guilty of 10 counts of using her official position for personal gain, and 19 counts of unlawfully obtaining the criminal offender record information of multiple individuals.
“This case is a sad example of someone who has betrayed the trust of the citizens and the law that she was sworn to uphold, and abused her power by misusing confidential information entrusted to her,” said Attorney General Strange. “Our message to all is that public corruption must be fought so that Alabama citizens may have confidence in those who serve the public.”
The Attorney General’s Office partnered with ACJIC, a member of the Attorney General’s Special Prosecution Alliance, in investigating this case. The State’s case consisted of 15 witnesses and hundreds of pages of documents, and included evidence that Davis used the access she had to the Law Enforcement Tactical System (LETS) as a police officer to obtain the criminal records of multiple individuals illegally. The evidence showed that Davis illegally accessed criminal records and did so for personal financial gain.
Davis faces a penalty of two to 20 years for each of her 10 ethics law convictions, which are class B felonies, and up to five years imprisonment for each of her 19 misuse of LETS convictions, which are unclassified felonies. Sentencing has been set for July 8, 2013 in Elmore County Circuit Court.
The Attorney General commended Assistant Attorneys General Pete Smyczek and Bill Lisenby of the Attorney General’s Special Prosecutions Division, as well as special agents from the Special Prosecutions Division. The Attorney General also thanked ACJIC for their successful handling of this case.