LRPD internal investigation opened for unreported use of force by LRPD cops working at Arkansas State Fair
A video posted on FaceBoook of a fight at the Arkansas State Fair shows a Little Rock cop shoving two young men with such force they fall to the ground.
We sent an email to LRPD
requesting copies of incident reports and use of force reports filed by
LRPD cops regarding incidents during the fair.
So they created an incident report that states an internal investigation was being opened.
Last week we won our fifth appeal of a Denial of Rights under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the Scott Administration.
Pulaski County Circuit Court Judge Timothy Fox found the Scott Administration violated to AFOIA by not providing us records we requested.
One set of records was Use of Force reports.
LRPD usually takes months to conduct internal investigations and often takes no or little action beside a slap on the wrist.
Stay tuned for a follow-up post.
One of the incident reports LRPD provided involved a juvenile being arrested for saying "fuck you" to LRPD cop Roosevelt Sanders.
|LRPD cop Roosevelt Sanders|
In 2019, The U.S. Court of Appeals ruled in a case involving the Arkansas State Police in Fort Smith that saying "fuck you" is constitutionally protected speech. You can read our post about that by clicking here.
Sanders has a lengthy disciplinary history at LRPD, including documented incidents of untruthfulness (lying).
Will LRPD be forced to pay a settlement to the kid for a false arrest?
Stay tuned for that as well.