Veteran Los Angeles crime-fighter named deputy chief at Birmingham Police Department

AL.com - 02-15

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Darnell Davenport has spent most of his life fighting crime. The Los Angeles native at age 14 started as a police explorer scout. In 1988, he joined the LAPD full time and from then on continued to rise through the ranks until he made captain there. This week, Davenport was announced as the Birmingham Police Department’s newest deputy chief, taking over operations of the Patrol Division.