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.
Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen writes that Little Rock is pandering to a storm trooper mentality by purchasing riot gear for police rather than focusing on better training of officers and more community policing in city unmarked by riots but also marked by questionable police actions in the deaths of black people.
KTHV has an eye opening report on the legendary speed trap of Damascus, a tiny town along busy Highway 65 on the Van Buren and Faulkner county line north of Conway. Damascus has a population of only 385, but their four officers wrote a whopping 2,032 speeding tickets in 2014.
Just another day in paradise up in Jonesboro, where a man blamed a dog for causing him to allegedly commit indecent exposure. Police were called after a resident reported a man walking down the street in Jonesboro with his penis exposed. The incident, the witness told police, was also seen by a 9-year-old girl.
KFSM in Fort Smith is reporting that police have uncovered an alleged plot by a 13 year old student at East Hills Middle School in Greenwood in which, police say, the boy planned to kill himself and three other students. Police say one of the boy's classmates learned of his plans and told a parent, who called the authorities.
Police say that troubled boxer Jermain Taylor was allegedly involved in an incident at a Pulaski County rehab facility in which a resident was struck and knocked to the floor. A Pulaski County Sheriff's office report says the incident happened yesterday at around 7 p.m. at Oasis Renewal Center on Cooper Orbit Road in far west Pulaski County.
Investigators in Jonesboro say that a veteran children's pastor there was found to have "tens of thousands" of video and still images of nude, pubescent girls after his wife discovered a computer file containing the images on their shared computer and called police,
Kyle T. Miller, who describes himself as a "licensed and ordained prophet" and says he has been "prophesying and interpreting dreams for almost 15 years," has been named the director of the Delta Cultural Center at Helena.
The Little Rock police department will formally drop a charge against state Rep. John Walker and send him a formal letter of apology. A charge against a colleague will remain,. The arrests followed Walker's filming of police arrest of two other men. Chief Kenton Buckner said Walker's arrest wasn't justified.