The family of Eugene Ellison, the 67-year-old African-American man shot and killed by a Little Rock Police Department patrol officer in Ellison's apartment near the corner of Col. Glenn and University Ave. in Dec. 2010, held a press conference today to discuss yesterday's announcement of a historic settlement in the federal civil rights case arising from the shooting.
Mount Holly Cemetery Sexton Steve Adams could hardly keep his composure today while talking about vandalism at the cemetery overnight that left several irreplaceable marble statutes severely damaged.Adams said he discovered the vandalism this morning when he arrived at the cemetery around 6:45 a.m.
The Little Rock Police Department says detectives have arrested another suspect in the murder of a Southwest Little Rock woman who was shot in her driveway on Jan. 31 as she held her two year old child. Darrell Keith Dixon, 15, was arrested today in connection with the murder, with a release from the LRPD saying detectives developed him as a suspect during the investigation.
Citing evidence and testimony that has come to light during the discovery phase of a federal civil rights lawsuit filed in 2011, the family of Eugene Ellison has asked Pulaski County Prosecutor Larry Jegley to reopen the controversial police shooting case. Ellison, 67, was shot and killed on Oct. 9, 2010 in his home at Big Country Chateau Apartments near the corner of University and Col. Glenn after two LRPD officers working off-duty security, Donna Lesher and Tabitha McCrillis, walked past his open door and entered after reportedly noticing his house was in disarray.
A Little Rock police SWAT unit was used late Sunday as officers arrested the third suspect in an attempted robbery and shootout Saturday with a police officer at the Red Lobster restaurant on West Markham Street.
Out of Lonoke County comes the bizarre case of David Houser, a former sergeant with the England police department who allegedly shot himself in the chest in October as part of a fabricated story about a traffic stop turned violent.
Eva Robinson and Matthew Robinson's suit against the City of Dover Marshal's Office — along with several other entities named as co-defendants — alleges their rights to be free from unlawful search, seizure, undue force and prosecution were violated. They describe a sequence of events so startling that the Arkansas ACLU took up the case.
The Arkansas State Police issued a release today on the death of a St. Francis County man who lost control of his car during a high speed chase and struck a tree. The accident happened near the St. Francis County town of Widener in East Arkansas.
As predicted here, the City Board of Directors voted against an ordinance to require new police officer hires to be residents of Little Rock. The vote was 6 to 4, with Directors Erma Hendrix, who introduced the ordinance; Ken Richardson, Doris Wright and Kathy Webb voting for passage. Webb's vote kept the board from dividing along racial lines on the ordinance.
Jacksonville PD tells KTHV that the FBI raided a house in the 4000 block of Maddox Road just outside of Jacksonville in connection with yesterday's shooting at the gates of the Little Rock Air Force Base. A neighbor tells KTHV that around 15 officers descended on a small, white house there around noon yesterday.
DYS released a statement today regarding the ongoing search for a 17 year old who disappeared from a juvenile treatment center in Saline County on Saturday night.
According to the statement, the youth, identified as 17-year-old Brandon Price, who was last seen around 8 p.m. Saturday at the Arkansas Juvenile Assessment and Treatment Center near Bryant
In response to another story about excessive force from LRPD, a reader points out a bill filed in the 2015 regular session that called for the creation of a citizens' review board on policing practices.
Fox 16 has the story of Eric Wilson, a legally blind man who was manhandled by two officers with the Little Rock Police Department as he walked home from work on 65th St in the middle of the afternoon.
Attorneys said today they expect to file a federal civil rights lawsuit against former Little Rock officer Josh Hastings, the former police chief, Stuart Thomas, and the city of Little Rock over the Aug. 12, 2012 shooting death of Bobby Moore.
NOW, I get it. The group circulating petitions for a constitutional amendment to establish casinos in Boone, Miller and Washington counties reveals that the deal anticipates operation of the casino in Washington County by the Cherokee tribe that now has casino operations in Oklahoma.
The future of the old Highway 79 bridge at Clarendon is uncertain, but it's a good thing the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department jump the gun on demolishing it.
That's because the new bridge at Clarendon — or at least the western approach, which is elevated over U.S. Fish and Wildlife wetlands — is snakebit.
It was just a little over a year ago when Baker Kurrus was hired as the superintendent of the Little Rock School District. With new Education Commissioner Johnny Key there was a strong concern that the Little Rock school system would be converted to all charter schools and the entire public education system would disappear.
Paul Hewitt, the recently retired Fayetteville school superintendent, has an innovative idea: Turn all schools in a school district over to charter school management companies. No, he's not talking about Little Rock. He thinks the experiment should start on the home turf of the country's biggest backers of charter schools.
Judge P.K. Holmes is rethinking whether lawyers deserve punishment in a class action lawsuit against an insurance company abruptly pulled from his court after pending more than a year and then quickly settled in a state court.