The Mobile Police Department issued arrest warrants for one of its own officers last week after allegations of multiple cases of child abuse were reported to local authorities.
According to MPD spokeswoman Charlette Solis, officer Michael Walley was terminated from the department Feb. 9 and arrested later the same day.
According to records from the Mobile County Metro Jail, Walley is charged with two counts of willful abuse of a child.
Though few details were released or confirmed by MPD, Solis said Walley’s termination and arrest occurred after police received reports of a 6-year-old and an 11-year-old child being abused, allegedly by Walley.
“This is an unfortunate situation,” MPD Chief Lawrence Battiste said. “There are no winners here. We pray for the family and hope they can recover from this traumatic experience.”
Accord to MPD records, Walley was employed as an officer since March 2016; court documents indicate he has no prior criminal record.