Former Scottsboro cop acquitted in child abuse case files lawsuit against city, police department

Lakeshia Wheeler Press Release

SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (WHNT) — A Scottsboro police officer found not guilty of child abuse in connection to a 2021 incident has filed a malicious prosecution lawsuit against the city and the police department.

Ryan Manning was arrested and charged for the alleged abuse on December 13, 2021, following an investigation by the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) State Bureau of Investigation (SBI). On June 16, A Jackson County jury found him not guilty.

Read more about this story and coverage from WAFF reporting on the support from his legal team from the office of Mitchell J. Howie and Associates.