Two God-fearing, Christian Alabama cops were arrested Monday night for rape. The details are somewhat sketchy but what authorities have confirmed is that 41-year-old Jonathan Perry Works and 44-year-old Brian Edward Walker have been indicted on multiple sex charges by a grand jury. Both of these upstanding citizens were employed by the Southside Police Department (SPD). Works and Walker have both tended their resignations following their arrest.
The indictment against Works charges him with two counts of first-degree rape and two counts of first-degree sodomy. He is accused of engaging in sexual intercourse with a member of the opposite sex who was incapable of consent by reason of being physically helpless or mentally incapacitated. The sodomy charge against Works reads similar alleging that engaged in deviate sexual intercourse with a member of the opposite sex who was incapable of consent by reason of being physically helpless or mentally incapacitated.The victim has not been identified and the court documents have redacted her contact information. It is not clear if it is the same victim for all four counts or different victims. Bond was set for $100,000 for Works.
Walker is being charged with two counts of rape. According to the indictment against Walker, he either engaged in sexual intercourse with a member of the opposite sex who was incapable of consent by reason of being physically helpless or mentally incapacitated or he failed to make an effort to prevent the commission of the offense having the legal duty to do so. The names of the victims on Walker’s indictment were not redacted and two women have been identified. Walker’s bond was set for $50,000.
According to AL.com:
“Southside Police Chief Chris Jones said his office obtained information on Nov. 21 regarding allegations of criminal misconduct by the two officers and immediately turned the investigation over to ALEA’s State Bureau of Investigation.”
Those Alabama cops were immediately placed on paid leave. They ultimately resigned in hopes of staving off further probes. According to Jones, the SPD was cooperating with the SBI, the Etowah County District Attorney’s Office and the Rainbow City Police Department. “We’re going to help them (investigators) in any way we can,” Jones said of the ongoing investigation.
Southside Mayor Wally Burns says both officers handed in their resignations within a week after charges were formally filed.
Both officers were suspended prior to their resignations due to conduct violations within the police department, the mayor says.