Information on 1989 Murder on Kimberly Diane Hill

Nathan Grooms filed this request with the Birmingham Police Department of Birmingham, AL.
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From: Nathan Grooms

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Alabama's Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

(1)Seeking to obtain the police report from the 1989 murder of Kimberly Diane Hill. Hill was murdered by Joseph Ward Gentry, a married coworker at a local Bank. Hill and Gentry had been carrying on an affair and she was pregnant with his child at the time of her murder. I have added a court document to provide more information on this case.
(2)Record of arrest for Joseph Ward Gentry

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I would request your response within ten (10) business days.


Nathan Grooms

From: Muckrock Staff

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following request, copied below. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: Birmingham Police Department

Thank you for your inquiry.

Please refer to our public records request page:

Pursuant to the §36-12-40, Code of Alabama 1975, Inspection and Copying of Records, “Every citizen has a right to inspect and take a copy of any public writing of this state, except as otherwise expressly provided by statute.”

The fee schedule to obtain copies of records and/or to inspect records and the statement of general public records policy are on the public records request form.

Please read carefully and acknowledge before submitting your records requests from the online form at

Thank you.

Rick Journey
Director of Communications
Office of Public Information
City of Birmingham
p: 205.254.2823 m: 205.478.4927
a: 710 20th Street North
Birmingham, AL 35203
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