KENTON BUCKNER: In file photo from time as LR chief.

A Syracuse reporter has gotten a response from former Little Rock Police Chief Kenton Buckner to a lawsuit against him and others over use of no-knock warrants in drug raids during his time as chief.


Buckner, now chief in Syracuse,

In a lengthy interview with Steve Davis of the South Side Stand, Buckner said he didn’t believe any officers intentionally did anything wrong


“We believe that we are on good legal ground and the City of Little Rock certainly looks forward to having their day in court to present all of the facts and not just what was printed in an opinion article,” he told Davis.

He said he wouldn’t comment further because of the pending action. He commented that police chiefs are typically included in such actions.

Civil rights lawyers have filed four lawsuits contending unconstitutional acts by police in drug raids.