There’s no law to prohibit cops from having sex with detainees in Alabama

February 9, 2018

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

When 18-year-old Anna was handcuffed and arrested by two on-duty undercover police officers, little did she realize that for the next few hours she would repeatedly be raped by the two men, according to her statements. The officers’ defense, for engaging in sex with a handcuffed detainee was, it was consensual.

Alabama is one of 35 states that allows on-duty police officers to engage in sex with a detainee as long as there is consent. According to an attorney for the state, there isn’t a specific statute that addresses the issue of detainee consent. Alabama does have a statute forbidding sex with inmates in state prisons.

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Senator’s Fiancée Represented in Lawsuit By His Consultant

February 8, 2016

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—Sen. Tom Whatley’s (R-Auburn) fiancée, Lindsey Waits, is involved in a lawsuit with Wells Fargo over a property dispute that involves the Tuscaloosa home she leased in 2012. Waits is represented by a Fairhope-based attorney, who Whatley lists as a consultant on his campaign finance report.

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Waits is being represented by attorney Darrell Wayne Grimsley, Jr., who began working on her case in April 2014.
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