CHARLES STARKS: During interview.

Mitch McCoy aired a lengthy interview last night on KARK and Fox 16 with Charles Starks, the Little Rock police officer fired for his actions in the fatal shooting of Bradley Blackshire during his stop for driving a stolen car.

Starks said he was disappointed by the Civil Service Commission’s decision to uphold his firing and he made points likely to be made in his court appeal. For example, he said the commission delved into extensive  “second-guessing” of his tactics that day rather than focusing on Police Chief Keith Humphrey’s stated reason for firing him — that he’d stepped in front of Blackshire’s car, contrary to general policy. Starks said he had a “millisecond” to make decisions that day.

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