Preliminary data indicates Black LRPD cops receive twice the suspension time than do their white counterparts for similar violations
Ean Lee Bordeaux - March 23, 2021
Preliminary data reveals that at least since 2008, Black LRPD cops are receiving almost TWICE the suspension time than white LRPD cops are receiving for similar violations.
There are currently 540 LRPD officers*.
BLACK LRPD COPS:
✦ 180 Little Rock Police officers are black, serving a total of 4,036 hrs of suspension since 2008.
✦ 22.42 hrs of suspension per black officer since 2008.
✦ Almost 13.5 hrs of suspension per every 100 black officers since 2008.
✦ Out of 540 total cops, Black cops accounted for 13.8 hours of suspension per 100 cops since 2008. Black cops account for nearly half the total of white cops employed by the city of Little Rock.
WHITE LRPD COPS:
✦ 337 Little Rock Police officers are white, serving a total of 4551.67 hrs. of suspension since 2008.
✦ 13.5 hrs of suspension per white officer since 2008.
✦ Almost 7.5 hrs of suspension per every 100 white officers since 2008.
✦ Out of 540 total cops, white cops accounted for 11.86 hours of suspension per 100 cops since 2008. White cops account for nearly double the total of Black cops employed by the city of Little Rock.
This is an ongoing investigation, check back for updates...
* Almost 70% of all LRPD cops lives outside of the city limits of Little Rock.
Around 80% of all white LRPD cops refuse to live in the city of Little Rock. According to the Little Rock Fraternal Order of Police because of crime and schools.
This makes LRPD a mercenary police department.
Here is a document from LRPD that backs up our claims about disparity in suspensions for similar infractions of policy/procedure.