Homewood Police clear officer of wrongdoing in Lakeshore Walmart, apologize to woman and family

HOMEWOOD, Ala. (WIAT) — Homewood Police have completed their internal investigation concerning the incident from Dec. 1 at the Walmart on Lakeshore Parkway, according to a release from the department.

According to their investigation, the officer did not violate state law or departmental policy in his process of detaining a woman.

The release also states that the investigation determined that the officer was acting in good faith while attempting to investigate a felony theft.

At the end of the release the department states:

On behalf of the police department and the  Mayor, we apologize for any embarrassment that this incident may have caused Mrs. Rivers and her family.

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