MONTGOMERY, AL- The Montgomery Police Department says it has charged a former officer with first-degree criminal trespass in connection with an ongoing investigation.
MPD arrested Destin Ryals on the misdemeanor charge Tuesday evening, Oct. 22.
Ryals, 21, was taken into custody at his Prattville home with the assistance of the Prattville Police Department.
MPD initiated the investigation Monday, Oct. 21, after receiving a citizen complaint that a police officer had used his position to unlawfully enter a local residence. In the course of the investigation, MPD identified Ryals as the subject of the complaint. The department says it immediately relieved him of duty and initiated termination proceedings. Ryals subsequently resigned Monday, Oct. 21, effective immediately.