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Memorial bench dedicated for Eugene Ellison, killed by LR police

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click to enlarge IN MEMORY: Lawrence Ellison, brother of Eugene Ellison, sits on the new memorial bench. - BRIAN CHILSON
  • Brian Chilson
  • IN MEMORY: Lawrence Ellison, brother of Eugene Ellison, sits on the new memorial bench.

The city of Little Rock today dedicated a memorial bench to Eugene Ellison, killed in a 2010 confrontation in his apartment with Little Rock police officers. The bench is in MacArthur Park, by the duck pond.

City Manager Bruce Moore and the Ellison family members took part. Family includes sons Troy and Spencer Ellison, one a current and one a  former Little Rock police officer.

The bench includes a plaque with an inscription, “The Mark of the Educated Man.”

Ellison was killed by a shot fired from outside his apartment by one of two police officers working private security. They'd walked in an open door to check on him, they said. He threatened them with a cane, they said. The shooting was ruled justifiable, though the family's attorney has asked for further criminal review by the prosecutor.

A civil suit over the shooting death was settled by the city for $900,000. The apartment complex owner also settled for an undisclosed amount. The settlement with the city included the memorial bench.

click to enlarge BRIAN CHILSON
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