HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama police officer is still getting paid two months after a trial jury convicted him of murder.
AL.com reports that documents obtained through an open records request show Huntsville officer William Ben Darby is being paid about $2,100 before taxes every two weeks.
The records show he has been on sick leave.
Darby was convicted in May of murder in the 2018 fatal shooting of Jeff Parker, a man who told police he was suicidal and held a gun to his own head.
Darby ran into the house and shot him.
Huntsville officials have supported Darby since the shooting.
He is free on bond awaiting sentencing in August.