Morrilton police vindicated | Arkansas Blog

Friday, May 8, 2009

Morrilton police vindicated

Posted By on Fri, May 8, 2009 at 11:39 AM

I don't think there's any big surprise here, but two Morrilton police officers will not face criminal charges after the shooting of 19 year-old Jermel Thompson last December.  Police were called after Thompson stole a bottle of booze from a liquor store.  A chase ensued and police say Thompson tried to back over them once they got out of their vehicles.  They then fired on Thompson's vehicle.  The officers have been on administrative leave ever since.  "Probably a $10.00 bottle of liquor for a life," Thompson's mother was quoted as saying after the incident.  Fox 16 had a good report on the shooting.  A letter sent this week from special prosecutor H.G. Foster to Circuit Judge Jerry Don Ramey said there was no basis for criminal charges in the shooting. 

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