Dothan Police Cpl. Raemonica Carney has released a statement about her most recent suspension through her attorney.
On Wednesday, Dec. 11, Sonya Edwards, the attorney that represented Carney during her appeal of her first suspension, sent the following statement.
“The evidence will show that Corporal Carney was the victim of a minor domestic dispute, not an aggressor. No allegations have been made to the contrary. The Dothan Police Department nonetheless suspended Corporal Carney pending an internal affairs investigation. That information was publicized by Major Steve Parrish via e-mails to members of the media. The department's motives of suspending Corporal Carney, investigating her when she was the victim, and then publicizing the matter are questionable in light of Corporal Carney's pending discrimination and constitutional claims against the department. We feel certain that a properly conducted investigation into this incident will clear Corporal Carney of any wrongdoing.”
On Tuesday, Dothan Police Major Steve Parish confirmed that Carney was placed on administrative leave with pay following a Monday incident at her home.
Carney is currently waiting on a ruling of her appeal of her first suspension. Judge Butch Binford is expected to rule on that matter soon.
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