Tucker commander of the Alabama Bureau of Investigation], who said he was in Samson for several hours on the night in question, actually stopped to talk to the soldiers that had been dispatched.
“I talked to the MP’s, they were fired up to be there,” Tucker said. “They weren’t performing what I consider to be a law enforcement function.”
Tucker had high praise for the soldiers, and said that everyone at the crime scene – local residents and law enforcement alike – seemed pleased the MPs were there.
“I myself am a retired lieutenant colonel in the MPs,” Tucker said. “I understand about Posse Comitatus and how that works and how the line is drawn for MPs from an active duty base working a law enforcement mission outside of the base.
“I know where the line is – and I didn’t see that line crossed,” he said.