Alexander City (AL) Police Summarily Execute Unarmed Emerson Crayton Jr.

OP-NAT EYE
March 8, 2014 (updated March 9, 2014)

Mr. Emerson Crayton Jr.

Mr. Emerson Crayton Jr.

UPDATE March 9, 2014:

An individual who does not want to be identified emailed Operation Nation and said they witnessed the entire ordeal. They said there was no physical fight at all and police completely conjured that story. According to the individual, Mr. Crayton was simply arguing with an employee of the restaurant, when another employee alerted a cop that was driving by. Mr. Crayton got in his car and was backing out of a parking space when he was gunned down. We’ll continue to update as we learn more.

—-ORIGINAL STORY—-

ALEXANDER CITY, AL — A young man who was part of Dadeville High School’s Class of 2013 is now dead for no other reason than a cop wanting a paid vacation.

The execution took place this morning around 12:20 a.m. at the Huddle House restaurant on U.S. Highway 280. Alexander City cop Jay Turner told WSFA Channel 12 in Montgomery that Mr. Emerson Crayton and another man were fighting when another cop arrived at the restaurant. Mr. Crayton allegedly got into his car and tried to leave once the cop, who’s name is currently being protected by the city, got there.

The cop said Mr. Crayton “tried to run over him” and he “feared for his life.” Though the cop said he “did not have time to get out of the way” of the alleged moving car, he had time to pull a gun, aim and fire at the young man, killing him instantly. The cop was immediately rewarded for the kill with a paid vacation, aka “paid administrative leave.”

Local state-run media say they are “gathering more information,” but there’s nothing more to know. A young man’s life was taken because there is far too much incentive for police to murder people in the USA.

Standard U.S. police state protocols will now commence. The cops will say “the car was a deadly weapon.” State-run media will do its best to dig up a “prior criminal record,” and tie it to Mr. Crayton. This is their way to justify murder in the eyes of the cop-sucking community. A kangaroo investigation by some Alabama cop organization will commence today and the inevitable “justified” disposition will be released within a week or two.

We’re still gathering information on Mr. Crayton. There are pictures of him with a young child on Facebook, but we could not immediately confirm if the child was his. We’ll continue to update as we learn more.

Our thoughts are with the Crayton family.




66 comments for “Alexander City (AL) Police Summarily Execute Unarmed Emerson Crayton Jr.

  1. 1986
    March 9, 2016 at 8:37 pm

    They giving niggas life for selling dope .But u telling me that is cool for ah police officer to kill ah innocent man .. Justice for Jr.

  2. Trent Ware
    July 1, 2014 at 11:15 am

    I was recently shot with a taser in my mothers yard. Here’s the scenario:
    Police turns left ride past me and I leave the stop sign going to my left.
    I get to my mothers houses get out the car walking towards the front door, and the police rides down the road pulls in the driveway get out and tell me ” GET BACK IN THE CAR!!!” WTF. I Said “NO!!!” He walks up push my back up against the wall we get in a scuffle… he let me go and I get up he has his taser drawn… I begin to think about Mr. Crayton and I ask “What you gonna do shot me??? and sure enough he laid my black ass down…
    First off he was not behind me on the public streets, no blue lights in my rearview, no speeding, no speedy chase, no siren.
    Secondly, I’m not getting back in a car once I have made it to my destination, especially not under those circumstances. I could have been incriminating myself on some stuff I was unaware of…
    His reason for stopping a parked unoccupied vehicle was EXPIRED TAG…KMSL
    Let me remind you this same officer stopped me and my wife a WHITE FEMALE who was the driver. Say she ran a stop sign, but I disagree… Wrote her a ticket as a BLACK MALE and it stood in court…
    NOW THATS IS BORDERLINE RACISM 1st DEGREE…
    Aint no JUSTICE its JUSTUS…

  3. Deanna
    April 10, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    How he did Jr was messed up. Oliver go to his family every night. Jr little girl won’t have nothing but pictures. Just sad.

  4. No Justice
    March 16, 2014 at 12:28 pm

    Where did you get this information from , im his cousin . The waitress got his order wrong so he left and said they could have the money so the waiter called the police down . if the Huddle house doesn’t want BLACKS around they Should Stop having it open because that’s were all BLACKS go after the Club , or any Party !
    # NO JUSTICE ! Love You Cuz

  5. loka88
    March 14, 2014 at 10:16 pm

    I feel bad for both parties.. but the truth will come out bc abi is handling it and the officers have cameras on there chest and huddle house has them too outside. the loss of anyone is horrible. people should stop making it a race thing . and if the officer was black like most have commented how was it racial ? no one should judge or make accusations until the truth is out !

  6. jack
    March 12, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    I know for a fact A.C.P.D allows one of there officers to take perception happy pill and carry a gun. It just seems to me if you have mental problems you should not be a officer or have a firearm period. If this person were to shoot someone it would seem the Tallapoosa County Department and the A.C.P.D would be at fault. If i were Jimmy Abbet i would take his pistol permit and A.C.P.D his badge. And this same officer decided he did not like what his under age neighbor was playing on the radio so he put a gun to his head and forced him to the ground placed his knee in his chest and threatened him. True story!!!!!!!!!

    • False accused and shocked
      January 3, 2016 at 4:11 am

      I think I know who your talking about…. I have major issues of a dramatically critical incident from him and “his team”… falsely accused but as they,unprofessionally silence a citizen, say that we all who are arrested are the ones lying.
      . And it is very, so very much, so sad!

  7. A.T.
    March 12, 2014 at 10:28 am

    If you see a car coming your way, im pretty sure you would move before you did anything else. Its more quicker to move that ass out in front of a vehicle than it is to grab a gun and shoot…………. Take a young one’s life for nothing. FUCK THE POLICE (: … Prayers for the family!!!

  8. acjeepers
    March 11, 2014 at 7:00 am

    One after the other, first AC has a cop who likes to rape lil boys and what happens the ACPD covers it up until the truth has to come out 5 Cops total FIRED. Now weve got this situation and another cover up will take place. I’m not say the kid wasn’t doing anything wrong but everyone who has ever even come into contact with the ACPD, their all trigger happy assholes. I lived in AC my entire life and I’ve had one to many run ins with the cops in my time, they’ll search with no cause they’ll arrest with no evidence, they’ll ticket you for being parked at CACC (REALLY HAPPENED IN “03) and will just be complete dumbasses while their dealing with you. All the cops in AC are those guys who got picked on in high school and now they’ve got a badge and a gun and think they can just do whatever they want with no judicial repercussions or oversight. Thanks ACPD for making my nice lil town look real bad!!!!!!!!!

  9. WordofWisdom
    March 11, 2014 at 6:51 am

    OK, this is ridicuolus. My prayers go out to the family that God will give them strength in their time of sorrow. I just don’t understand why WE(African Americans) gotta be labeled “you people”. That’s what eerks me!!!!

  10. unknown
    March 11, 2014 at 6:15 am

    The officers name is Oliver. This was so wrong.

    • Lil Hugh
      March 12, 2014 at 6:36 am

      oliver is a narc now so i could not have been him

    • tiffany
      March 12, 2014 at 10:48 pm

      With his bitch ass he stay fucking with me for no reason

    • loka88
      March 14, 2014 at 10:17 pm

      where did you get that information from may I ask ?

  11. RBB-Boston, MA
    March 10, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    Until the truth is fully reported by the ACPD to the Crayton family and the entire Community, the healing process can not start. The key focus should not be the events that took place inside the Huddle House or his ups/downs in life. The key focus should be what really took place outside in the parking lot when these officers arrived on the scene and why and how this young man lost his life. All of the various parties who were outside watching this situation unfold and witness this horrible loss need to tell the truth of what they did or did not see. It’s normal and OK for everyone who lives in ALA and outside of ALA who are hearing so many different versions of the story to ask a few basic questions,i.e., why didn’t the pollce shoot out his tires if he was attempting to drive away, how long did they try talking him out of the car before shooting him, does the ACPD have cameras in their cars, does the Huddle House have cameras outside or did any of the witnesses use their cell phones to record, & if yes, show the footage, how many shots were fired inside the car, etc…. The ACPD owes the family and community answers. Regardless of the state you live in, the police should be trained to utilized all other options before using excessive force. If true, shooting into the drivers side should not be their 1st option. Regardless of race, if this was my son, husband, brother, father, cousin, etc…I would not stop until all my questions were answered, I would want the witnessess to be truthful, do everything in my power to ensure no cover up happens and I would seek justice “criminal against the officer and civil suit against ACPD” if the true facts support this action. We must allow the investigation to be conducted and we “family and community” must ensure the information is reported. I pray the Lord provides strength to this mother and father, days ahead heal their broken heart and watch over them as they prepare to bury their child who is also one of GOD’s children.

    • Patricia Shealey
      March 11, 2014 at 10:22 am

      I AGREE WITH RBB-BOSTON, MA

      • False accused and shocked
        January 3, 2016 at 4:13 am

        Me too!

    • tiffany
      March 12, 2014 at 11:07 pm

      Alexcity police is a trip I done had one to tell me that I need to move out of town I am a female they pull me over for no reason lock me up for no reason the judge all ways dismiss the charges I had a white jailer to come in the cell with me one day and call me a nigga they never did nothing about it so much goes on in dis lil bitty city they pull you over for no reason search your car and I they always pull me over I am just praying that it stop before they hurt somebody else they keep. The females in jail without letting them shower they treat us like animals we get locked out of the huddle house I could go on and on everywhere we go they run us off smh rip jr much love

  12. Slippery
    March 10, 2014 at 4:09 pm

    Some of yall are sick and evil

  13. Z.N.S. /S.P.
    March 10, 2014 at 6:59 am

    So you telling me you have time to grab your gun, aim and shoot multiple times than to move and get out of the way! That is so crazy! This is not right. I think the he should be punished for murdering a kid! I hope he feels horrible! The black race is slowly decreasing because of other races taking us out and sterotyping ! Not all black people are bad or thuggish ! What about Martin Luther King , Rosa Parks , Harriet Tubman ? They Didnt march for our freedom for the same thing to occur in this generation ! This is a dirty dirty world that we live in .

  14. Pork chop
    March 10, 2014 at 5:51 am

    I know most of the police officers on the force. The only good one left is Capt Willie Robinson. I know first hand of some that do drugs and take stuff from the confiscation locker. I know first hand that if you have to face one of their own for something you have to face not only the other officers but the crooked lawyers and judges in that county.

    • Slippery
      March 10, 2014 at 4:01 pm

      Truth!!!

    • marc young
      March 11, 2014 at 6:28 am

      First of all MR Robinson is Chief Robinson yes the chief of Police, so that shows right off that you do not know what you are talking about, and I would love to see your PROOF

      • andjustice4all
        March 12, 2014 at 3:30 am

        Mr.Young, since you “would love” to see his PROOF,it seems YOU are the one who really doesnt know. As for those of us who do..we dont have to prove anything to anyone because it is what it is. Whether u believe it or not doesnt change a thing. Maybe ig nor ance is bliss…maybe da nile isnt just a river in Egypt…

        • shocked
          January 3, 2016 at 4:16 am

          Wow.. well said and explained… hopefully it was well understood… Unfortunately it probably wasnt!.. a shame.

  15. AWT
    March 9, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    What makes you think the officer had to retreat out of the way instead of standing his ground….if someone breaks into your house and you are armed, are you going to freeze, flee or stand your ground and fight? I believe you would fight. Of course a moving 2000 lb. vehicle is nothing to stand in front of and come out a winner. The officer feared for his life and acted accordingly as he is trained. The officer didn’t see color, he saw a deadly threat. And you people who claim to know God……I don’t know what kind of church you go to but the God I know is a forgiving God…no matter how bad our sins are…..remove the “plank from your own eye”…..I’m sorry a young man died and an officer had to use deadly force…..two families changed forever because of choices that were made by both individuals.

    • Allison
      March 9, 2014 at 9:17 pm

      The officer shot at the driver side of the vehicle…so how was he in danger…if crayton was attempting to run the officer over I would expect the front of the vehicle to be shot at…not the driver side window.

    • March 10, 2014 at 5:20 am

      A young man shot in the back twice and once in the head…..I don’t see any justification to stand anyone’s ground.

    • Austin Love
      March 10, 2014 at 6:16 am

      I live in Alex City and the young man was trying to get away not run over the cop even though all the cops are crooked around here even the judge is too they the biggest meth and coke heads

      • andjustice4all
        March 12, 2014 at 1:35 am

        True that Mr. Austin Love. lets name a couple..judge k** ta***r=coke task force c**ff s***t=weed&coke g***ge l**g=speed…the list goes on but im gonna stop. anyone dare to fill in the *’s. if something is TRUE it isnt slander, or in this case, libel.

        • u-kno-it
          March 13, 2014 at 12:16 am

          everyone knows that. judge kim taylor, cliff scott, and george ‘spittin’ long. He be spittin in ur face when hes talkin to you.

  16. Betty
    March 9, 2014 at 5:16 pm

    First I want to say I feel sorry for the boys family but I also feel for the officer that had to make that choice to take another persons life, but nobody knows what happened unless you were there. Even then some want tell the whole truth but I think we should PRAY for everybody that was involved.

    • Joe J
      March 9, 2014 at 7:14 pm

      You are ABSOLUTELY correct

  17. T
    March 9, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    The person who wrote this has one “witness” who is so sure about their story they refuse to be named. The police have more than one verified witness who stayed to give reports. Also, every officer in Alex City has a camera on his chest so the police also have a video of the entire incident.

    • lanna
      March 9, 2014 at 6:57 pm

      So What’s The officer name sweetie? I seemed to have over looked that!!!!

  18. b_hutchins08@yahoo.com
    March 9, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    CONDOLENCES TO THE CRAYTON’S FAMILY!! PRAYING THAT GOD WILL GIVE YOU STRENGTH TO DEAL WITH THE LOST OF YOUR LOVE ONE!

  19. b_hutchins08@yahoo.com
    March 9, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    WHATS DONE IN THE DARK WILL COME TO LIGHT! GOD IS WATCHING!

  20. March 9, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    Not surprising about ACPD. They always make arrests and moves before they gather evidence. They just take somebody’s word and make an arrest. Just like when JK’s punk ass made a false report that my husband stole his gun; ACPD came to our house and did not ask questions or search they just went right to making an arrest. They knew they did not have anything because the charge was dismissed after I wrote a note threatening to sue their asses and filed charges against JK because the accusation was just a plot to get my husband in jail because JK wanted me. I should have filed a lawsuit on ACPD for the false arrest as well. They can bet their asses I will if they harass my husband again. As well as Tallappoosa County. They are the most corrupt system in the U.S. Always trying to make a buck off of someone else’s property

    • Pork chop
      March 10, 2014 at 5:42 am

      I completely agree.

  21. Susie
    March 9, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    There had to have been witnesses to what actually happened, so I am trying to wait on the facts. It appears there is a lot of missing info. on both sides that the rest of us don’t know yet. I sincerely pray for this boy’s family.

  22. valeria Davis
    March 9, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    I FEEL LIKE FOR ALL OF YOU THAT SAY THAT ,THAT COP HAD THE RIGHT TO DO WHAT HE DID TO JR AND IF THAT WAS Y’ALL, YOU WOULD HAVE DONE THE SAME….. ASK YOURSELF WHAT IF THAT WAS YOUR BROTHER OR CHILD,COUSIN,NEPHEW, DADDY ,UNCLE. WOULD YOU WANT SOMEONE SAY THAT ABOUT THEM? HELL NO… IF THAT COP DIDN’T HAVE TIME TO GET OUT THE WAY BUT HE HAVE TIME TO DRAW HIS GUN COME ON PPL ,SOMETHING WRONG WITH THAT PICTURE… ACPD IS FULL OF SHIT AND IM SO GLAD THAT I DON’T STAY THERE ANYMORE AND HATE LIKE HELL MY PPL DO. IT SAD THAT WE CANT TRUST OUR POLICEMAN NO MORE ,

  23. bae
    March 9, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    No one knows what really happened unless they were there. Everyone got an opinion, yet out of all you bottom feeders running your mouths about cops witnessed this event?

    I hope none of you ass hats ever call these killer cops to protect your bitch asses…
    Smd..

    • lanna
      March 9, 2014 at 7:05 pm

      What you think they were called for that night? So did they protect or did he show that he is a coward as s murderer??

  24. Teresa
    March 9, 2014 at 11:35 am

    My prayers goes out to the Crayton family. They gonna make up all kind of stories to make themselves look good (police). But they might as well cone on out with the truth. Cause you can’t hid from God. Cause He will bring everything out in the open no matter what they try to do. That officer was wrong no matter what anyone in that department can say. JUSTICE FOR JR

  25. Josh
    March 9, 2014 at 11:32 am

    So your telling me if someone was about to run you over you wouldn’t do the same thing. If this get had got onto 280 they could have hurt an innocent person. This cop did the right thing. I’m tired of everything being a race issue

    • Lisa K.
      March 9, 2014 at 11:42 am

      If you’re tired of everything being a race issue, then why did you bring race up at all? There’s no mention of race AT ALL in this article. You obviously are one of those cop-suckers mentioned in the article. Look up Christopher Roupe, a white kid killed by Georgia police a few weeks ago. Please flush the sewage coming from your mouth down the toilet.

    • catherine
      March 9, 2014 at 2:17 pm

      What? It has nothing to do with race but he happens to be black.If someone is about to run you over get the fuck out the way don’t kill anyone.This is bullshit…who speeds off from a cop and tries to hit him with a car .NOBODY and he almost got ran over but had perfect aim and control over his weapon…RIGHT this is an obvious lie and another innocent life lost.

    • would you
      March 9, 2014 at 3:17 pm

      What if it was your family? I guarantee you the police officer was white. If you have time to shoot. You have time to move.

    • Tay Cox
      March 9, 2014 at 4:35 pm

      It easier to move out the way, then to draw a gun, don’t u think? If you had to contend with the old confederacy”on a daily basis, then you would know it’s about race! I wasn’t there so I can’t speak on the facts that surrounded the taking of a young man’s life, but one fact we both know, and that is a son, brother and father was MURDERED……

    • donna
      March 9, 2014 at 7:06 pm

      honey you telling a dam lie. how was that the right thing? why comment on this any way. he was wrong. why would you shoot at a moving vehicle?

    • wanda r
      March 9, 2014 at 7:21 pm

      who said anything about this being a race issue i haven’t heard one word about it but my prayers do go out to the family and not the cop that’s on paid leave and why want they list his name maybe because he know’s he made a mistake and now he’s scared well he needs to be just saying

    • shep
      March 9, 2014 at 8:03 pm

      Its not about racism they shot my cousin in cold blood if it was someone in your family you would be singing a different tune so what would you do

    • cleophus
      March 9, 2014 at 8:13 pm

      Hold on that shit was false information my nigga jr was going to taco bell he didn’t try to hit him the police was beside him.where the camera at we got that justice.

    • Blahh
      March 12, 2014 at 8:14 pm

      This isn’t about race , it’s about what’s right. No one , I mean NO ONE would pull a gun on a moving vehicle , that’s just plain ignoramy . First instinct is to run or jump out of the way . And shooting a person behind the wheel of a car , if you’re in front of it would result in being run over . Another guy , white actually , was shot , unarmed , not far from AC . These police officers that are supposed to be protecting people are taking their authority for more than it’s worth . It makes me sick to my stomach that people are always saying race this race that , but what other crime did Jr or any other African American male slane due to supposedly threating these “officers” commit besides being black ? So yes , every black person should be pissed off when it seems that killing black males have become some type of trend . I forgot to mention that the cop stated that Jr looked like a “thug” , whatever that’s supposed to mean .

    • Christopher S. Jennings
      March 9, 2016 at 8:46 pm

      Race issue huh. Race is always the issue when it comes to the blacks and whites. Whites will always think that Caucasians are the superior race. They’ve controlled us (blacks) with violence for hundreds of years and they will continue to, as long as we allow them too. This isn’t the beginning and damn sure won’t be the end Touch one of mines I take 10 of yours. Stand up BLACK MAN!!!!!!! PROTECT WHAT IS YOURS!!!!!! PROTECT OUR WOMEN , PROTECTS OUR CHILDREN , PROTECT OUR RIGHTS AS HUMAN BEINGS!!!!!! I LOVE YOU ALL!!! REST IN PEACE LIL CUZ

  26. March 9, 2014 at 10:26 am

    If you wanna be a cold blooded killer and get paid @ the same dang Time, Go apply with the Alex City PD… that Cop Killed that KID for NO reason and BET justice will not Be served for him or his Family because of The Polices ” System” of protecting their own… They should Protect us as they do their Fellow Policeman and We would be a lot better off… I’m a 28 year old Cacausion Female (White) and See No Color, But I can almost Gurantee if that would have been a White Man he would NOT have been Shot bc of the Stigma Cops have placed on African Americans as being Thugs, or whatever you wanna call it….. This cop needs to be sitting in Jail, like anyone else that would’ve did what he did…. And if you did Nothing wrong, why not get on tv and explain your actions of how sorry you are, give condolences to the Family? Explain the situation to them and how you felt? But I hope it’s not the same story you have gave Media bc we all know you didn’t fear for your Life.. Come on now.. But instead You are Laying Down somewhere, Not wanting your identity to be revealed.. Why? Because you know what you have Done! If Justice is not served here on This Earth, Best Believe You can’t Hide From the Wrath of the God Almighty… On that note, Only He has the Power To Take a Life…I could go On and On, but This is not Right, A True Insight To What Happens all around the world, It’s Just hit Home This Time…

    • wanda r
      March 9, 2014 at 7:31 pm

      i agree with everything you said ashley you hit the nail on the head and it just happens to be a cocky white cop and yes i am white too all of this was just wrong hope he gets whats coming to him but i doubt he will

    • wanda r
      March 9, 2014 at 7:35 pm

      i agree with you jennifer all the way

  27. ashley
    March 9, 2014 at 10:06 am

    I feel no mother should lose her child like dat. I personally think police took matters into they own hands.
    They feel when black male they target but why this something dis police wanted to do an he did it. no one shouldn’t work for state jack attitude like dat. I don’t care bout person background or color their skin they should not be gun down like dat. dis young man was a target to dis officer. lot police in Dadeville and Alexander city have history jumping on our black man, making up charges, just target because mostly no one like to come forward because. issue get worse from there

    • jonathon
      March 9, 2014 at 7:50 pm

      Please…English….it’s hard to defend someone or a situation when you can’t be understood!

  28. megan shaw
    March 9, 2014 at 10:00 am

    I’m sorry but if you have time to pull out a gun and aim and shoot then you have time to move out of the way… the cop that shot him should serve time cause this was an unjustified murder!!! My prayers go out to the family of Emerson…

    • sealy71
      March 10, 2014 at 5:53 am

      That is the part no one seems to understand… He is a cop, he doesn’t have to move out of he way. If he is in front of your car you have to stop, or suffer the consequences. Really people, this kid was guilty of something or he would have stopped his car for questioning or what ever.

      • andjustice4all
        March 12, 2014 at 6:03 am

        really sealy? in other words…’oh the kid must be guilty of SOMETHING therefore he deserved to be shot to death’ thats basically what you just said…really sealy? how silly you are

  29. Mac Hollie
    March 9, 2014 at 8:21 am

    There is no way that this killer should be on paid administrative leave. He killed this young man for no reason. He needs to do hard time in the population of prison. But like you said they will try to cover it up

  30. March 9, 2014 at 8:06 am

    How you have time to pull a gun but not move out the way. This is just a cover up

  31. jennette porter
    March 9, 2014 at 7:55 am

    my prayers go out the family and friends of the crayton ‘s

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