The Mobile Police Department announced today that one of its own had been arrested, as officer Gregory Evans turned himself in at the Mobile Metro Jail after being charged with third degree domestic violence.According to a statement from the MPD, the “Department of Human Resources requested assistance from Mobile Police in reference to an abuse allegation involving Evans and a member of his family.”
The findings of the investigation were presented to the Mobile County District Attorney’s Office who found sufficient evidence to issue a warrant for Evans’ arrest. He turned himself into authorities on Tuesday.
Unrelated to the incident, a former MPD officer was also arrested recently, but for theft of property related to an internal investigation that resulted in officer Fred Lawley being removed from force in late February.According to the MPD, Lawley was terminated from the department after a trial board found him guilty of four major violations that included: conduct unbecoming, unlawful conduct, violation of the law enforcement Code of ethics and truthfulness during a [departmental] investigation.
In a press statement released on Wednesday, police personnel said a criminal investigation ran parallel with the administrative investigation into Lawley’s actions. Evidence submitted to the district attorney’s office warranted criminal charges against Lawley for theft of property, though at this time it’s unclear what might have taken.
Lawley turned himself in to Metro Jail on the charge this afternoon.