Vance Summers

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Service Record

Decatur Alabama Police Department

Rank Officer, Sergeant[1]
Dates of Service Hired in 2006.[1]
Last Known Status Unknown


2019 Top Ten Award

In 2019, Summers and other officers received a firearms Top Ten Award from the department.[2]

2019 Safe Driving Award

In 2019, Summers and other officers received a Safe Driving Award from the department.[2]

Incident Reports

2011 Use of Excessive Force

In 2011, Summers kicked a man in the ribs during an arrest.[1]

Response Timeline

In February 2011, Summers was suspended without pay for 10 days. Summers served two days of suspension and was moved to six months probation.[1]

2023 Death of Steve Perkins

Response Timeline

Summers was moved to administrative duties.[3]

On December 7, 2023, three officers were fired and a fourth was placed on unpaid suspension. Summer's status was not publicized.[4][5]

On December 12, 2023, Perkins' family filed a lawsuit against the city, the officers, the towing company, and the bank.[6]

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