February 9, 2024

Centreville Police Officer Michael L. Shirley has been returned to duty following an August 17, 2023 suspension, when Shirley was placed on Administrative Leave by the City of Centreville.

The suspension followed an arrest incident where Officer Shirley became embroiled in a physical altercation with Latrivia Lashae Crews while attempting to make an arrest. Crews was jailed following the incident and the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) undertook an investigation to determine if proper police procedure had been followed.

On January 31, 2024 a Bibb County Grand Jury returned an indictment against Latrivia Lashae Crews, charging her with (1) Assault 2nd Degree, (2) Resisting Arrest, and (3) Disorderly Conduct. Several other charges against Crews were dropped or “No Billed”. Her case now proceeds to the Bibb County Circuit Court for further criminal proceedings.

Bibb County Asst. District Attorney Bryan Jones issued the following statement: “This letter is to inform you that the arrest that occurred involving Officer Michael Shirley and Ms. Latrivia Crews on August 17, 2023 was investigated by Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s State Bureau of Investigation. That investigation and all evidence was presented to a January 2024 Grand Jury convened in Bibb County, Alabama.”

“Regarding Officer Shirley, said Grand Jury determined that there was not probable cause to charge Officer Shirley with any crime. Therefore, the Grand Jury returned a “No Bill” based on the evidence presented thereon.”

Mayor Oakley and Police Chief Rodney Smith returned Officer Shirley to duty with the Centreville Police Department on February 8, 2024. Shirley had been on paid administrative leave since August 17, 2023. The decision to return Shirley to duty followed a State Bureau of Investigation report that found Shirley had followed proper police procedure in effecting the arrest of Crews and a Bibb County Grand Jury also reached the same conclusion according to the Office of the Mayor.

For more information concerning this arrest incident visit the link below.