Gov. Bryant wants to stop early release for some criminals

For anyone serving time in regards to the death of a law enforcement officer, Governor Phil Bryant says, pretty soon, an early release will be out of the question.

“Those cases involving the loss of a life of a police officer, a highway patrolman, anyone in law enforcement should be different. It should be a higher standard and those individuals should at least serve the time that the court had ordered them,” said Bryant.

Bryant made that known Wednesday morning during a fallen officer memorial at the Department of Public Safety. This comes after the man responsible for the 2009 death of Master Sergeant Steve Hood is now out of prison.

“Now something seems terribly wrong to me about that,” said Bryant.