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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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Saturday, June 13, 2015

Saturday, June 13, 2015 - 07:00:00

Video shows Little Rock police throwing cooperative man to ground. Also, he's blind.

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.

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Friday, May 29, 2015

Friday, May 29, 2015 - 11:01:00

Lawsuit planned against LR police over teen's shooting death

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.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 09:29:00

Griffen: Riot gear purchase panders to 'storm trooper mentality'

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.

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 08:30:00

Damascus speed trap in the spotlight

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.

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Monday, May 18, 2015

Monday, May 18, 2015 - 16:59:00

Police: Man blames dog for indecent exposure

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.

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Friday, May 15, 2015

Friday, May 15, 2015 - 15:07:00

Redfield boy dies after accidental shooting

The Pulaski County Coroner has reportedly told KLRT that a 5-year-old boy shot in Redfield this morning has died from injuries sustained in what appears to be an accidental shooting.

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Friday, May 15, 2015 - 12:43:00

POLICE: middle school murder/suicide plot uncovered in Greenwood

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.

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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 10:26:00

Police: Jermain Taylor involved in altercation at rehab facility

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.

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Friday, May 8, 2015

Friday, May 8, 2015 - 10:22:00

POLICE: Pastor's wife turned in husband after finding child porn files

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,

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