Montgomery County, Ala. – When we lose one of our citizens to a senseless act of violence, their death leaves a devastating impact on the victim’s family, friends and our city. That grief is further compounded when a loved one’s murder remains unsolved. On the eve of the National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims (September 25), three Montgomery law enforcement agencies will come together to discuss the creation of a joint task force that is working to solve cold cases, get justice for the victims and provide resolution to their families.
The Montgomery County Cold Case Task Force is a collaboration between the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and the Montgomery Police Department. Supported by the Montgomery County Commission, the Task Force is charged with revisiting investigations that have stalled,developing new leads and ultimately solving cold case murders.
The Unit will be housed at the Criminal Investigations Division of the Montgomery Police Department, and consist of two MPD detectives, one Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office investigator and one Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office investigator. The Task Force will be led by Deputy District Attorney Damon Lewis. A Victim Services Officer from the DA’s Office will also provide support, advocacy and counsel to the loved ones of murder victims.
WHAT: News conference introducing the Montgomery County Cold Case Task Force
WHEN:2 p.m. Tuesday, September 24
WHERE: Montgomery County Commission Chambers
101 S. Lawrence St, Montgomery, AL 36104
WHO:Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange, Montgomery County District Attorney Daryl Bailey, Montgomery County Sheriff Derrick Cunningham, Montgomery Police Chief Ernest Finley and Montgomery County Commission Chairman Elton Dean will provide more details about the Task Force and answer questions.
Contact: Daryl Bailey,