Section 6-5-187

Truth of charges against public persons may be proved.

In civil actions for the publication of papers investigating the official conduct of officers or persons in public capacity or when the matter published is proper for public information, the truth thereof may be given in evidence.

(Code 1852, §2225; Code 1867, §2627; Code 1876, §2976; Code 1886, §2724; Code 1896, §1437; Code 1907, §3745; Code 1923, §7355; Code 1940, T. 7, §908.)