But Lopez said his officers weren't targeting black men, and the list and photographs were made as a part of a search for three black men involved in shooting one of his officers.
In June, three black men robbed another black man and Montgomery officers responded to the call, Lopez said.
One of the officers, Shannon Morris, was chasing a suspect when the man turned and shot him point-blank in the chest, Lopez said. The bullet hit Morris' bulletproof vest and he was OK, Lopez said.
"There were three subjects involved. We were able to catch one hiding under a porch," he said. "Then as a result of the photo lineups, we identified a second one. The third subject is still at large.
"Those photos were taken by one of our guys or the other, either as they were arrested or just for the lineup. We were able to compile pictures to get these guys identified."
Lopez said he has no reason to believe that Twan Reynolds was targeted because he is black.
"It has nothing to do with race," he said. "As a result of [the Reynolds arrest] kind of going haywire, I think a whole lot of elements fit into that."
Lopez said Leavitt and Hutchinson saw Reynolds speed by in his car on Sept. 26, and that's why they stopped him.
"I don't think they knew or suspected the color of the people in the car," he said.
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