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News Minute: Here is the latest Alabama news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. CDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama committee has passed a bill establishing investigation and compensation procedures for victims of police misconduct in Montgomery. The Tuesday decision in the House Montgomery County Legislation Committee comes amid a closely-watched murder case of a white police officer charged with fatally shooting a black man in the city last year. The bill's sponsor says that the public should know how investigations of police officers are carried out.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The top lawyer in a legislative investigation of Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley has indicated that lawmakers are speeding to a decision on whether to impeach him over a sex scandal involving a former aide. Special counsel Jack Sharman in a memo to the governor's lawyers that findings could be presented to a House committee on April 7. A full House vote on impeachment could occur May 9.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama prosecutors will not seek the death penalty against a man who has been jailed for nearly 10 years while he awaits trial. Kharon Davis has been jailed without bail since his arrest in 2007 and maintains that he is innocent. The state did not give a reason for not pursuing the death penalty.

ANNISTON, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama man says in a lawsuit that grease and sewage from a nearby Waffle House seeped onto his property, doing thousands of dollars in damage. Mack Crook Jr. of Anniston wants a total of $800,000 from Georgia-based Waffle House. At issue is an Anniston Waffle House near Crook's property. He says that grease and sewage seeped on and under the foundation of his building. Waffle House didn't immediately respond to requests for comment, but in court documents its lawyers deny the allegations.

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