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Media Release 81- Operation Knight Rider

Operation Knight Rider

Under the leadership of Mayor Randall Woodfin and Chief Scott Thurmond, the Birmingham Police Department has been committed to formulating a plan that is proactive in addressing the issues of exhibition driving and street racing (exhibition driving) in Birmingham.

Operation Knight Rider is the Birmingham Police Department’s strategic plan at combatting exhibition driving in the City of Birmingham.

Creation and Goal of Operation Knight Rider

Deputy Chief Michael Pickett of the Special Operations Bureau took on the project of creating Operation Knight Rider after observing an increase in exhibition driving in April.

BPD is data driven; BPD leadership looks at data on exhibition driving incidents in Birmingham and uses the data to deploy officers and resources to areas that see a high volume of exhibition driving. BPD’s goal is enforcement; arresting criminal offenders, and impounding their vehicles.

The Birmingham Police Department would not be able to carry out this operation if it wasn’t for the partnership and assistance of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.

Operation’s Debut

BPD launched Operation Knight Rider the weekend of April 12th – 14th. The operation was an immediate success. The operation yielded 5 arrests, 7 vehicles seized (3 stolen), and 7 firearms seized.


During the operation’s first three days, BPD deployed resources throughout various areas of the city. BPD saw a great success in directed patrols in the 800 Block of 3rd  Avenue West.

Officers arrested the following suspects:

  1. Jalan Oneal-Brown, (24), B/M, of Birmingham, Alabama. (Felony Attempting to Elude). He was booked into the Jefferson County Jail. 1 handgun seized.
  2. Sha’Marrionne Knott, (23), B/M, of Pinson, Alabama. (Exhibition Driving, Felony Attempting to Elude, Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 1st Degree, Receiving Stolen Property 1st degree, Criminal Mischief 2nd Degree, and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia). He was booked into the Jefferson County Jail.  3 firearms seized- 1 assault rifle, 2 handguns (1 “Glock Switch).
  3. Cordarius Morgan, (22), B/M, of Birmingham, Alabama. (Receiving Stolen Property 1st degree). He was booked into the Jefferson County Jail. 1 handgun seized.
  4. Janiyah Miles, (20), B/F, of Birmingham, Alabama. (Motor Vehicle Burnout). She was booked into the Birmingham City Jail. 1 handgun seized.
  5. Jordan Shakeel, (23), B/M, of Bessemer, Alabama.

(Felony Attempting to Elude). He was booked into the Jefferson County Jail. 1 handgun seized.

Vehicles Seized

  1.  2023 Chevy Camaro ZL1 Black (Stolen)
  2. 2022 Grey Chevy Camaro (Stolen)
  3. 2016 Dodge Charger SRT Purple (Stolen)
  4. 2016 Ford Fusion Sliver
  5. 2009 Black Dodge Charger
  6. 2013 Silver Infinity G37
  7. 2014 Lime Green Dodge Charger

Operation Knight Rider will continue throughout the upcoming months.