Alabama Legislature passes a local bill to eliminate Coffee County Constables

Published: May. 12, 2017 at 5:17 PM CDT
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The last active force of constables in the wiregrass has been put on notice the positions will be abolished at the end of their current four year term in office.

In Montgomery, a local bill to abolish constables in Coffee County became law without Governor Kay Ivey's signature this week.

Each of Coffee County's seven commission districts has one elected, unpaid constable with arrest powers.

In recent years, Sheriff officials say the office has created liability issues.

The constable job ends in January 2020.

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