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November 2, 2018
Steve Marshall
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Mike Lewis (334) 353-2199
Alabama Attorney General
Joy Patterson (334) 242-7491
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Attorney General Steve Marshall Announces Arrests of Three Selma
Police Officers for Providing False Information in AG Investigation

(MONTGOMERY)– Three Selma police officers are charged with making false
statements related to a matter under investigation by the Attorney General’s Office. The
following men were indicted yesterday by a Dallas County grand jury and surrendered
this morning at the Dallas County Jail:

  • Toriano Neely, also known as Tory Neely, 48, a lieutenant who supervised the
    department’s detectives;
  • Jeffrey Hardy, also known as Jeff Hardy, 45, a sergeant under Neely’s
    supervision; and
  • Kendall Thomas, 38, a sergeant formerly under Neely’s supervision.

Specifically, each is charged with knowingly falsifying, concealing or covering up
material or making a false or fraudulent statement in a matter under investigation by
the Attorney General’s Office, a violation of Code of Alabama ß36-15-62.1 The crime is a
class C felony punishable by one year and one day to 10 years.

The officers have been on administrative leave from their positions with the police
department. Any questions regarding their status should be directed to the police

No further information about the investigation nor about the defendants’ alleged crimes
may be released at this time.

*An indictment is merely an accusation. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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