Jackson becomes first Black president of Alabama District Attorneys Association



MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A veteran prosecutor from west Alabama has been elected as the first Black president of Alabama District Attorneys Association.

District Attorney Michael Jackson was sworn in last week in Montgomery.  He will serve a one-year term.

According to our news partners at al.com, Jackson, 57, serves as the district attorney for the Fourth Judicial Circuit, which covers Bobb, Dallas, Hale, Perry, and Wilcox counties.

Jackson has prosecuted several high-profile cases while in office. Those included a series of church arsons and  the prosecution of ex-state trooper Bernard Fowler who pleaded guilty to the 1965 shooting death of Jimmie Lee Jackson. Jackson’s death led to the historic civil rights marches from Selma to Montgomery.

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