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Alabama police officer arrested on animal cruelty charges

September 24, 2021 GMT

MIDFIELD, Ala. (AP) — A police officer in an Alabama town near Birmingham is free on bond after being arrested on charges of animal cruelty.

Midfield Police Officer Cameroun Tremble, 46, surrendered at the Jefferson County Jail on Thursday to face two misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty. He was released after posting $3,000 bond.

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office released few details but said two horses owned by Tremble appeared extremely malnourished, al.com reported. Neighbors called the sheriff’s office reporting the horses’ condition and the sheriff’s Animal Cruelty Officer conducted an investigation.

Tremble has been a Midfield police officer for about three years. Police Chief Jesse Bell said he was placed on leave following his arrest. It was unknown if he has an attorney who could speak on his behalf.