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LRPD releases narrative video of Bradley Blackshire shooting

The Little Rock Police Department and a local marketing firm have compiled a 25-minute "critical incident narrative" video of the fatal shooting of Bradley Blackshire by Little Rock Police Officer Charles Starks on Feb. 22. Assistant Chief Wayne Bewley narrates the video.
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LRPD Assistant Chief Alice Fulk shares plan to improve city 'block by block'

In the fourth and final community forum for Little Rock police chief candidates, LRPD Assistant Chief Alice Fulk spoke to a large crowd at Philander Smith college about her 27 years of experience in the department, the importance of diversity in hiring and promotions, and her ideas for improving community relations through "21st century policing."
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LRPD and Mayor Scott encourage public to "see something, say something" after five domestic violence-related homicides in January

In a press conference at the Little Rock Police Department Headquarters on Wednesday afternoon, Assistant Chief Wayne Bewley and Mayor Frank Scott Jr. said that five of the nine homicides in January have been domestic violence related.

Suspect arrested in unsolved 2008 North Little Rock homicide

North Little Rock police announced the arrest yesterday of Nathaniel Smith III on charges of capital murder, in connection to a ten-year-old cold case.
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Police shooting at Motel 6 on West Markham

KARK reports that a man is in critical condition after Little Rock Police Department officers shot him in the parking lot of a Motel 6 at 10524 W. Markham.

More Little Rock residents allege they were victims of 'unconstitutional, unethical' no-knock search warrants

In a press conference on Tuesday morning, civil rights attorneys Ben Crump and Mike Laux introduced several people the attorneys described as victims of "unconstitutional, unethical" no-knock search warrants by the Little Rock Police Department
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Two early morning shootings in Little Rock

A man died in South Little Rock after a shooting and Little Rock police shot a woman in her apartment.

Paragould man fatally shot by Corrections officer after manhunt

Daniel Allen Yielding, 23, of Paragould, was fatally shot by an officer of the Arkansas Department of Correction yesterday afternoon after a manhunt two miles north of Marshall in Searcy County.
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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.

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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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.

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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