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HPD release names of two fired officers

Brett Russell (source: Facebook) Brett Russell (source: Facebook)
Phillip J. Lee, Jr. (source: Facebook) Phillip J. Lee, Jr. (source: Facebook)
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

The Huntsville Police Department announced the termination of two officers; Brett Russell and Phillip J. Lee, Jr.

One of the officers was involved in an incident during an arrest in October of 2011. The same officer was involved in a second incident during a traffic stop and arrest in December of 2011.

The officer was placed on administrative duty pending an investigation and received a full personnel hearing. Based on the findings, it was determined the officer violated departmental rules and regulations, and he was terminated.

The second officer was involved in a separate incident in December of 2011 during an arrest and detention with a suspect.

The officer was placed on administrative duty and received a full personnel hearing. It was determined his actions violated departmental rules and regulations, and he was also terminated.

Neither of the officers received criminal charges.

City of Huntsville Personnel Policies and Procedures provides a process for an employee to appeal a termination.

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