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Friday, July 22, 2016

Friday, July 22, 2016 - 10:53:55

Blytheville attorney files civil rights lawsuit over police taser incident

James Harris, a Blytheville attorney, has filed a lawsuit against the City of Blytheville, the police chief, and a police officer, alleging excessive force by the policy against Chardrick Mitchell on July 4.

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Friday, July 8, 2016

Friday, July 8, 2016 - 15:00:00

LRPD Chief Buckner: community relationships crucial in a 'Dallas Moment'

At a 1 p.m. press conference at Little Rock Police Department headquarters near downtown today, LRPD Chief Kenton Buckner asked citizens to keep Baton Rouge, Falcon Heights, Minn and Dallas in their prayers before saying that violence and destruction of property would not be tolerated in Little Rock during demonstrations over police use of force.

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Saturday, May 7, 2016

Saturday, May 7, 2016 - 14:50:00

Ellison family speaks on historic LRPD use-of-force settlement

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.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 15:07:00

Vandals strike Mt. Holly Cemetery, severely damage several monuments and statues

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.

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 16:52:00

Non-fatal Little Rock shooting resulted from Russian roulette game, police say

At around 10 a.m. this morning, Little Rock PD responded to a report of a shooting at 2816 Summit Street in Little Rock that evidently occurred when two men were playing with a .357 revolver.

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 14:28:00

LRPD: Third suspect arrested in slaying of SWLR woman.

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.

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 12:05:00

Ellison family asks prosecutors to reopen LRPD shooting case

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.

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Monday, January 11, 2016

Monday, January 11, 2016 - 11:12:00

Chase of stolen police car ends in Cammack Village

A prisoner drove off in a Jacksonville police car, but a police chase ended without incident in Cammack Village.

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Monday, January 11, 2016 - 06:34:00

Police arrest third suspect in Red Lobster robbery

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.

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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 11:18:00

Officer accused of staging crime scene, shooting self after nonexistent traffic stop

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.

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Monday, October 12, 2015

Monday, October 12, 2015 - 07:25:00

Chasing the Little Rock police record on chases

An analysis by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette today indicates that one in four Little Rock police chases ends in a crash and the chases are sometimes undertaken for minor offenses.

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Monday, September 28, 2015

Monday, September 28, 2015 - 12:29:00

Dover police brutality case in federal court today

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.

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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 22:12:00

LRPD: Chief Kenton Buckner's missing handgun recovered

Officers with the Little Rock Police Department have recovered a handgun belonging to LRPD Chief Kenton Buckner, which reportedly went missing while Buckner was moving earlier this year

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Thursday, August 13, 2015

Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 15:13:00

State Police: suspect dies after high speed chase ends in crash

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.

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Thursday, July 9, 2015

Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 07:01:00

ACLU asks Justice Department to review Little Rock police use of force

Rita Sklar, executive director of the ACLU in Arkansas, has joined others in asking Attorney General Loretta Lynch for Justice Department review of the Little Rock Police Department's use of force.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 16:40:00

Police residency requirement fails

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.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 08:03:00

UPDATE: North Pulaski home raided in connection to air base shooting

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.

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Monday, June 15, 2015

Monday, June 15, 2015 - 16:05:00

Search continues for boy who disappeared from Saline Co. juvenile center

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

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Monday, June 15, 2015 - 10:22:00

UPDATE: Shots fired outside gates of LR Air Force Base, two injured

Jacksonville police are reporting a shooting with injury this morning outside the gates of the Little Rock Air Force Base in Jacksonville.

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Sunday, June 14, 2015

Sunday, June 14, 2015 - 12:06:00

Legislators call for citizens' review board on policing practices

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.

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