Disgraced ex-LRPD cop and felon lied on her employment application to get job with Arkansas State Police
In 2009, Sheva Howard was a Little Rock cop. She began working at LRPD in 2001 as a Crime Scene Specialist and in 2003 she became a police officer.
Howard also worked off-duty, in her LRPD uniform, at Dillard's until she was caught in an act of thievery. Howard purchased one purse, but it was in a bag so heavy she had to drag it on the ground.
That bag was later found to have multiple purses packed into another purse.
That incident also ended her career as a cop and gained her a felony conviction.
The LRPD Internal Investigation file reads like a script from an episode of Law & Order.
Howard was found to be untruthful during the internal investigation.
Here's what the local newspaper published about her criminal trial.
Howard's supervisor at Dillard's was Willie Robinson. It just so happened that Robinson was and is also an Arkansas State Trooper.
Howard tried to have her conviction overturned but the Arkansas Court of Appeals upheld her conviction.
After her release from jail Howard held some menial jobs. She even petitioned the court to have her name changed but apparently she decided to keep using Howard as her last name.
Howard held a couple of menial jobs after her release from jail and in 2019 applied for a position with the Arkansas State Police in their Crimes Against Children Division.
On her application for employment Howard state that she "retired" from her employment with the Little Rock Police Department.
Howard wrote that knowing full well that it was a lie.
So know the Arkansas State Police has a problem.
They have a convicted felon, who lied on their application for employment, working in a sensitive position.
Any work related reports taken by Howard and used in an investigation are tainted due to her history of untruthfulness. And that poses a big problem for the ASP and the Prosecuting Attorney's throughout the state that prosecute any case that Howard took part in.
Howard had an accomplice in her thievery at Dillard's. Fellow Dillard's employee Regina Hampton.
According to the newspaper article LRPD did not charge Hampton in connection with the theft, and she sure "took the 5th" when she was called to testify.
Hampton's interview with LRPD detectives can be found in the investigation file we included in this post.
One document in that file revealed that Howard lied about her association with Hampton.
Hampton is currently employed by the Little Rock School District as the secretary at Parkview High School.
Apparently like the ASP, LRSD will hire anyone.
Another interesting thing is that Howard listed LRPD cop Christopher Scott as a reference.
LRPD has a policy that LRPD cops cannot associate with felons. Looks like he might be having a conversation with LRPD internal affairs in the near future.
Scott is a fuckup too.
Here are records regarding his latest suspension in a illegal use of force incident.
It's not the first time Scott has caught a suspension for illegal use of a weapon.