LRPD MAKES LITTLE PROGRESS IN SOLVING TRIPLE HOMICIDE - RELEASES STATEMENT AFTER OUR REQUEST FOR INFORMATION
|A MONTH LATER AND LRPD HAS MADE LITTLE PROGRESS IN SOLVING TRIPLE HOMICIDE|
Other than two trips to Chicago to speak with a person of interest being held on unrelated charges in the Cook County jail, Little Rock Police have made little progress in solving the December 5th murders of Moriah Cunningham and two of her children, A'laylaih and Elijah Fisher.
On December 30th, we sent this request for comments to last term mayor Mark Stodola:
As usual, Stodola refused to reply.
We also sent a FOI request for travel reimbursement for LRPD officers for the month of December and the records reveal that detectives made two trips to Chicago.
You can view the documents LRPD provided by clicking here.
Detectives Terry McDaniel and Matthew Hoffine traveled there on December 8th and McDaniel traveled there again on December 19th.
McDaniel is known for his use of deadly force on two occasions. You can read about those incidents by clicking here and here.
After our request for comments from Stodola and the travel records from LRPD,
LRPD released a statement confirming that detectives had been to Chicago to talk with a "person of interest".
Back in December, after activists and community leaders held a prayer vigil and city leaders were blasted for lack of concern.
Then when city leadership chose to watch the launching of the U.S.S. Little Rock at the Ron Robinson Theater instead of attending the funeral for the murdered family, city leaders were blasted again.
To show that they cared, the reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction was increased to $50,000 from the standard $10,000.
Community leaders banned together to plea for witnesses to step up and provide information to LRPD. Again city leadership was nowhere to be found.
As community leaders and activist have stated, would these murders not have been solved by now if they had occurred in West Little Rock or the victims had been white?
Those are good questions and ones that need to be discussed.