Did Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott, Jr. get a security detail due to an anonymous letter that wished him a painful death from herpes?
Back on February 25, 2020, KARK reported that LR mayor Frank Scott, Jr. stated threats had be made against him.
So we made a Freedom of Information request on February 29, 2020 that sought in part records regarding threats made to or about mayor Frank Scott, Jr.
The city and LRPD responded and stated no records existed.
Imagine our surprise when we found that this week that Scott and his staff had turned a letter over to his LRPD security detail in July 2019.
Scott's LRPD bodyguards have cost Little Rock taxpayers close to a million dollars to make him appear important and shuttle him around town to dine in the most expensive restaurants spending more public funds.
City manager Bruce Moore actually had a threat made against him in 2015 by tin hat wearing Luke Skrable that resulted in a conviction for terroristic threatening and two year ban from city hall for Skrable. Yet Moore did not get police protection.
Maybe the feckless mayor should buy a case of condoms using his city issued credit card and let the LRPD cops get back to solving crimes instead of shuttling him around.