LRPD OFFICER BREAKS LAW BY URINATING IN THE STREET - CAUGHT IN THE ACT BY A VIDEO SURVEILLANCE CAMERA
We recently posted about LRPD setting up a camera to spy on From His Throne Ministries and the Salvation Army in downtown Little Rock. This was an overreaction to a constant stream of complaints by Michelle Hastings, owner of Trivia Marketing. According to documents we obtained from LRPD via a FOI request most if not all of her complaints were unfounded. But LRPD spent $10k in overtime anyway to have cops in that area. It should be noted that Hastings is actually a law breaker herself. She has been cited numerous times for putting up illegal signage on the public sidewalk in front of her building.
Now the tables have been turned on LRPD and a surveillance camera like the one of the 50 odd ones LRPD places at "hot spots" has captured one of their officers violating Arkansas Code Annotated § 5-71-207 - Disorderly conduct, (9) In a public place, exposes his or her private parts.
LRPD issues tickets every day for what that officer did and they should do that it this case.
But they won't. And this why.
LRPD and city leadership have placed LRPD officers above the law.
They will not issue a ticket to a LRPD officer for speeding or in the case of an at fault accident. We posted about that and you can read that post by clicking here.
LRPD Chief Kenton Tremar Buckner ran into two cars, one after eating lunch on a Sunday and the other while possibly heading to a downtown bar after work for a shot of bourbon. He was not ticketed in either instance.
We found out that LRPD has an unwritten policy, endorsed by city leadership, to not ticket any officer for any offense. In-f'ing-credible.
Is it any wonder why LR citizens have little or no confidence in LRPD officers and city leadership?
Over half of LRPD officer choose to live outside of the city. The city gives the cars and furnishes the gas to drive to and from work - one lives in Malvern, AR.
Two rookie cops received a $5k no-strings-attached signing bonus and told them to "take this job and shove it" and left with a nice chunk of change.
When Kenton Tremar Bucker was hired back in 2014, he stated that "the first thing an outsider thinks when they hear the words Little Rock is crime."
They also think of police corruption.