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,
Little Rock Police Department spokesman Lt. Sidney Allen says that an undercover officer with the LRPD sustained a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the leg today at around 11:20 a.m. Allen said the officer, whose name and gender was not specified, was exiting a car when their weapon discharged, with the bullet nicking the officer's leg but not causing serious injury.
The best friend of Little Rock musician TC Edwards, who was killed on December 7 in Little Rock, said that $5,000 in donations left over after Edwards' funeral service and burial have been put toward a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Edwards' killer.
Stations in Memphis are reporting that the FBI field office there has alerted local law enforcement about an anonymous threat to blow up s bridge over the Mississippi River, though officials say the threat contains "no actionable intelligence." The western end of the is in West Memphis.
A fire early this morning at Forest Place Apartments near Cantrell and University Ave., the same complex plagued by a series of fires in 2013 which were determined to be the work of a serial arsonist. Investigators say this morning's fire does not appear to have been intentionally set, however, blaming the blaze on faulty wiring.
At a press conference held Tuesday night at a Little Rock church, the sons of Eugene Ellison, a 67-year-old man shot to death by LRPD officers in 2010, marked the anniversary by having their attorney lay out troubling aspects of the shooting and the actions of the Little Rock Police Department in the immediate aftermath of Ellison's death. They say the Ellison shooting fits a pattern of excessive force and cover up seen in other high-profile shootings involving officers nationwide.