MEMS internal reports contradict the LRPD incident report concerning the death of a MEMS worker during the Little Rock marathon
Records obtained from the city of Little Rock via a FOI request contradict a LRPD incident report concerning an accident during the Little Rock Marathon that led to the death of a MEMS employee.
The LRPD incident report stated that MEMS employee S. Dean Douglas, II was traveling alongside a utility vehicle on a bicycle Nov. 21 when he was pulled under the vehicle.
According to internal MEMS documents, Douglas was on a bicycle and was holding on to a MEMS off-road type vehicle that was heading to assist an injured runner.
Reports from the two MEMS employees in the vehicle indicate that Douglas was holding onto the vehicle while riding on his bicycle.
The supervisors investigation report states that the employees were "unaware if he was actually holding on to the rail of the huskey @ that time".
No doubt MEMS will issue a written policy about holding onto a moving vehicle like this to prevent such incidents.
According to a MEMS Facebook post, Douglas is the first MEMS employee killed on the job since the organization began 37 years ago.