Monday, May 23, 2016

Police investigating complaint of officer shooting

Posted By on Mon, May 23, 2016 at 3:44 PM

click to enlarge ON LEAVE: Officer Jordan White.
  • ON LEAVE: Officer Jordan White.
The Little Rock police are investigating a complaint that an officer shot a man in the leg early Sunday when threatened by a dog.

Officer Jordan White, 25, said he'd encountered two men at 29th and Peyton and told them to go home because they were intoxicated. From the report:

As they were walking away, one of the black males said, 'Watch what happens when we gone ride on all y'all."

The officer told the man to stop, but he ran and White and another officer were chasing when White heard a dog. He unholstered his weapon and flashlight and "saw a medium-size being dog advancing at him aggressively and barking."  White fired three times at the dog, which ran uninjured under a vehicle. 

This occurred about 3:30 a.m. Shortly after 5 a.m., an officer went to St. Vincent Infirmary and talked to Alexander Davis, 32. He said he was shot in the left knee by an officer while with his brother Jeff Davis, 33, at 29th and Peyton. According to a police report of his account:

Officers wanted Alexander Davis to take his drunk brother home. He was walking toward their house on 29th when an officer started shooting. He said one shot grazed his left knee.
He said the officer said he was shooting at a dog, but he thought he was shooting at him.

The police said they will have both an internal and criminal investigation of events. White has been put on leave, as is customary in police shootings. 

A police news release said it had not been determined that a wound in Davis' leg was from a gunshot.

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