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Tallassee Mayor Johnny Hammock was arrested on a domestic violence charge on Jan. 15 while in Orange Beach

Council issues statement after mayor's arrest


The Tallassee City Council has been working for months to address several reported issues in and around the city. Changes in personnel and procedures/processes have been made to address some of these issues, and the Council remains resolute in their mission to fix any remaining matters.

A resolution was passed unanimously by the Council on Dec. 8, 2021, to request official state assistance. The Council requests that citizens understand there is a process to receiving that assistance, and that any information that can be shared with the public will be disclosed as soon as possible.

In regards to the recent arrest of the Mayor, the Council respectfully reminds all citizens that all persons charged with a crime are considered innocent until proven guilty. The Council is aware of the arrest and charge, and will move forward discussing options with legal counsel.

The Council hopes for a quick resolution of all these matters.