Charges filed against Piedmont police officer


A Piedmont police officer is facing a criminal charge stemming from alleged improper conduct at the Piedmont City Jail.

Piedmont Police Chief Steven Tidwell said in a statement that Officer Deon Harris-Brown was arrested Wednesday for committing prohibited acts with an inmate.

No other details regarding the case was made public.

Tidwell said the arrest followed a joint investigation that included local police agencies and the Alabama Bureau of Investigation.

Harris-Brown was placed in the Calhoun County Jail Thursday where he awaits a bond hearing.

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