Tuesday, November 13, 2012

LR cop who beat suspect to appeal suspension

Posted By on Tue, Nov 13, 2012 at 1:41 PM

I've been trying this week to obtain the investigative affairs file that led to Little Rock Police Chief Stuart Thomas' decision to suspend Lt. David Hudson for beating a customer on a public sidewalk outside a Hillcrest restaurant after he allegedly wouldn't comply with Hudson's order that he go away. Hudson was working private security.

Thomas ordered a one-month suspension, beginning yesterday, for excessive use of force. The charges Hudson filed against Ferneau customer Chris Erwin after Hudson punched him repeatedly in the face were dismissed. This link includes Hudson's account of the incident. This link contains some other files on Hudson's use of force, including the previous beating he reported was necessary to subdue another customer at Ferneau on an earlier occasion.

Though the chief's letter has been released, City Attorney Tom Carpenter said the file on the case couldn't be released until the appeal process had been concluded. Carpenter said Hudson intended to appeal his suspension without pay to the Little Rock Civil Service Commission. The suspension has begun. A reversal by the Civil Service Commission would mean Hudson's time off could eventually be served with pay.

Tags: , , ,

Favorite

Speaking of...

Comments (5)

Showing 1-5 of 5

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-5 of 5

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

  • The debate eve open line

    The Sunday open lines includes some rumination, not happy, about tomorrow night's presidential debate.
    • Sep 25, 2016
  • Ethics Commission begins investigation of Rep. Mike Holcomb

    The state Ethics Commission last week informed a complainant she'd raised sufficient questions about campaign finance filings by Republican Rep. Mike Holcomb to initiate an investigation.
    • Sep 25, 2016
  • Drug companies fight medical marijuana

    Disclosure about financing of the anti-medical marijuana campaign in Arkansas is so far lacking, but it's no secret what's happened in other states — pharmaceutical companies have worked to defeat medical marijuana laws because they create (safer) competition.
    • Sep 25, 2016
  • More »

Readers also liked…

  • The shame of Robert E. Lee/MLK Day in Arkansas

    This morning, I was a student ambassador for Philander Smith College and the Social Justice Institute at a House Committee that discussed Rep. Nate Bell’s proposal to divide a Robert E. Lee and Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.
    • Feb 11, 2015
  • Eureka Springs City Council passes civil rights ordinance, sets stage for potential lawsuit

    The Eureka Springs City Council last night suspended the rules and hurriedly passed a civil rights ordinance that extends anti-discrimination protection to gay people in employment, housing and public accommodations. It sets up a potential legal challenge if the legislature completes passage of a law aimed at preserving legal discrimination against gay people.
    • Feb 10, 2015
  • Cheese dip, sandwiches shine at Dizzy's Gypsy Bistro

    Portions: huge. Food: tasty. Dizzy's Gypsy Bistro is a comfort food mainstay that always delivers.
    • Feb 10, 2015

Most Shared

  • Who's harming women?

    Attorney General Leslie Rutledge is an Arkansas Republican. Thus, like the governor and the Republican-majority legislature, she intends to do everything she can to deny women comprehensive medical care, particularly abortion.
  • New normal

    No two presidential candidates since polling began have run up negatives as massive as those of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, who yet won their parties' nominations easily. "What gives?" may be the biggest political mystery in history.
  • Additional rape charges filed against Conway doctor

    Special Prosecutor Jason Barrett has added 11 more victims to two others alleging rape by Dr. Robert Rook of Conway.
  • Big Dam Bridge 100 brings big damn complaint about celebrity rider Hincapie

    The Big Dam Bridge 100 is this weekend and one dedicated biker isn't happy about a celebrity rider, admitted doper George Hincapie.

Most Recent Comments

Blogroll

 

© 2016 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation