It's official: No tickets for cops in city cars | Arkansas Blog

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

It's official: No tickets for cops in city cars

Posted By on Tue, Jun 27, 2017 at 9:45 AM

NO TICKETS: When police are driving city cars.
  • NO TICKETS: When police are driving city cars.
The city of Little Rock has responded to blogger Russ Racop's questions about the fact that police officers, including Chief Kenton Buckner, had not received tickets in recent traffic incidents.

City Manager Bruce Moore has prepared the city policy in detail. City employees are supposed to report accidents in city vehicles and they are reviewed by the chain of command.  Drug and alcohol testing is required in case of serious damage or personal injury. He said that policy was followed in Buckner's own accidents.

The memo notes that State Police, North Little Rock police and the Pulaski sheriff's office also don't ticket officers in similar accidents.

This doesn't address the question of accidents in private vehicles. Dozens of Little Rock police are able to use public vehicles to commute, sometimes to distant homes.

Tags: , , ,

From the ArkTimes store


Comments (3)

Showing 1-3 of 3

Add a comment

Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-3 of 3

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

  • Medical marijuana backers: Health Department opposition 'disingenuous' and 'cruel'

    Arkansans for Compassionate Care, the group behind the first medical marijuana initiative to qualify for the ballot, has responded sharply to yesterday's statement by the Arkansas Health Department that it opposes legal medical use of marijuana.
    • Jul 13, 2016
  • ADEQ denies C&H Hog Farm permit

    The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality has denied a new permit for the C&H Hog Farms' concentrated animal feeding operation near Mount Judea (Newton County). This is a big and somewhat surprising victory for critics who have viewed C&H's large-scale pig farm and the pig waste it generates as an existential threat to the Buffalo National River.
    • Jan 10, 2018
  • 'Million-Dollar Thursday': A visit to Sherwood's hot check court

    We take a visit to the weekly hot check court in Sherwood District Court, the subject of a recent civil rights lawsuit filed by ACLU Arkansas and others, who say the system there results in a modern-day debtor's prison
    • Aug 25, 2016

Most Shared

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments


© 2018 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation