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Monday, March 12, 2018

Monday, March 12, 2018 - 13:23:00

Black officers file suit against LRPD, alleging discrimination

Saying the Little Rock Police Department is riddled with racism and racial discrimination, attorney Mike Laux announced this morning that he has filed suit against the city on behalf of three black LRPD officers and one former LRPD officer who say they were discriminated against by the LRPD through a pattern of lack of promotions, lower salaries and uneven discipline when compared to their white counterparts on the force. Laux said two other black officers will join the plaintiffs once they receive approval to sue from the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission.

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 13:37:00

Jacksonville resident reports arson, theft, a poisoned dog and an ominous message: 'Move n****r'

KARK Channel 4 has an interview with an African-American man in Jacksonville who says he has been the victim of racially-fueled harassment and vandalism at his home, including having his dog poisoned, his truck stolen and his garage and its contents destroyed by arson, with the perpetrator spray painting "Move n****r' on the outside of the burned building.

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 09:22:00

Clinton public schools briefly on lockdown after threat made

Clinton public schools in Van Buren County were briefly on lockdown as a "precautionary measure" this morning after a threat was made against the Clinton School District.

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 08:58:00

Shooting on South Pulaski Street

The D-G reports that a police SWAT team last night responded to a call at a residence at the intersection of South Park and West 24th streets, where the victim of a shooting had gone after being shot in the leg. The shooting took place at a different house on the 1700 block of South Pulaski Street.

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Thursday, January 4, 2018

Thursday, January 4, 2018 - 12:35:00

State Police: one dead, three wounded in Brinkley apartment shooting

Arkansas State Police reports four people were shot in an apartment in Brinkley this morning, with one dying of his wounds. ASP said that the shooting occurred just after 7 a.m. today at Pinewood Apartments in Brinkley.

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Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - 09:09:00

Fatal police shooting of Ozark man after domestic disturbance call

Ozark Police fatally shot Ronald Elliot, 49, last night, after responding to a domestic disturbance call.

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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 16:20:00

PCSO: Body found in Arkansas River identified

The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office announced today that they have identified a man whose body was found floating in the Arkansas River on December 30.

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Friday, December 8, 2017

Friday, December 8, 2017 - 12:55:00

Brake light repair event this Saturday hopes to foil questionable police stops

On Saturday, a group is hoping to help low-income residents of Central Arkansas remove one major reason for questionable police stops by hosting an event where they will replace brakelight bulbs and tape up cracked taillights for free.

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 16:20:00

Two LRPD recruits took $5k signing bonus on their way out the door

KLRT has an story out on an unintended consequence of the City of Little Rock's attempts to recruit more police officers to fill historic gaps in LRPD force strength: two members of the February recruit class who accepted a $5,000 "no strings attached" signing bonus, then immediately quit the LRPD.

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 17:12:00

One dead after St. Francis Co. chase ends with fleeing suspect crashing through a church

The passenger in a Ford Bronco reported stolen in Texas died today after a high speed chase that started on I-40 in St. Francis County ended with the Bronco crashing through the wall of a church.

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 17:04:00

Ark. State Trooper, NLRPD officer hurt after cruisers collided during stolen car chase

An Arkansas State Trooper and a North Little Rock Police officer were injured after their cars collided in North Little Rock Monday night as the trooper was pursuing a stolen car.

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Thursday, August 31, 2017

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 14:20:00

LRPD asking for assistance in identifying suspect

The Little Rock Police Department posted the photo seen above on their Facebook page today, asking for the public's help in identifying the person shown in the photo. Police say the man is being sought in connection to a robbery of a shopper last Thursday at Park Plaza Mall.

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Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 11:01:00

Family of man shot by LRPD last October files suit

Chicago attorney Mike Laux and the family of a 46-year-old man killed by officers with the Little Rock Police Department last October held a press conference this morning at the Arkansas State Capitol to announce the filing of a civil rights lawsuit against the officer involved, LRPD Chief Kenton Buckner and the City of Little Rock.

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 10:18:00

Four arrested, $500K seized in raids on two Pine Bluff gambling halls

Four people were arrested in Pine Bluff overnight was police swooped on two illegal gambling houses that sound more like mini-casinos, with officers citing 20 patrons, pulling the electronic guts from over 75 gambling machines, and seizing nearly a half million dollars in cash. 

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Thursday, August 3, 2017

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 10:43:00

Gentry man faces felony charge after leaving child in hot car while working

A Gentry man was arrested Tuesday night, charged with felony child endangerment, after police say he left his 4-year-old son in a car before starting his shift at an industrial bakery.

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 20:05:00

Both sides rest in federal civil suit over 2011 police beating, to the jury tomorrow

Attorneys for both the plaintiff and the defendant have rested this evening in a federal civil suit by a man who was beaten in October 2011 by an off-duty LRPD Lieutenant outside a restaurant in the Heights. After closing arguments tomorrow morning beginning at 9 a.m., the case will go to the jury.

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Monday, June 12, 2017

Monday, June 12, 2017 - 19:46:00

Alleged LRPD brutality civil suit in federal court: Day One

Some tense moments in federal court today as attorneys squared off for a federal civil trial sought by a Little Rock man who was pummeled by a Little Rock police lieutenant  in October 2011 outside a restaurant on Kavanaugh Boulevard. As seen in a bystander's video of the incident, Chris Erwin was struck at least 7 times in the face by Little Rock Police Lt. David Hudson outside Hillcrest's Ferneau restaurant on Oct. 29, 2011. Hudson was working off-duty security at the restaurant at the time.

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 12:57:00

Family of girl who fell from Harrison church bus issues statement, says investigation ongoing

The family of a 4-year-old girl from Harrison who fell from a moving church bus on April 19 issued a statement through their attorney yesterday, asking for privacy as the investigation into the incident continues. The family said the girl is still receiving medical care related to the incident — caught on a paramedic's dashboard camera — in which she opened the back door of a moving church bus and was flung to the pavement, with the bus driving away.

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Friday, March 31, 2017

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 14:56:00

Kevin Duck guilty, sentenced to life in 2011 murder of Hot Springs Village PD dispatcher

A Garland County jury today found Kevin Duck, 33, guilty in the murder of his girlfriend, Dawna Natzke, a Hot Springs Village Police Department dispatcher whose body was found floating a remote pond near Hot Springs Village in December 2011.

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 15:08:00

LRPD: One killed, three shot during robbery attempt

The Little Rock Police Department today released the report on what witnesses said was a home invasion robbery-turned-shooting in which an 18-year-old man was killed, and three others were shot.

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