Sources report that LRPD cop Ramona Kiara Smoot was on-duty on December 23, 2023 and after watching a TikTok video of another female LRPD cop, one with whom she was allegedly romantically involved, "lost it" and threaten to kill herself and that other cop.
That "meltdown" got Smoot placed on administrative leave.
What that report omitted was that an unidentified LRPD cop or cops drove Smoot to Baptist Medical Center where Smoot was admitted to the Psychiatric Ward.
The city of Little Rock has not yet responded to our request for information about Smoot and it will probably take another lawsuit to get them to release those requested public records.
Kudos to LRPD for immediately providing the requested incident report, even though it lacks pertinent details. Ever since Chief Helton has been in the command staff (first as an assistant chief), their cooperation has been excellent.
Smoot joined LRPD in August 2020, as a recruit in their recruit class #97.
According to records filed with the Pulaski County Assessor and the Arkansas voter registration database Smoot is a resident of Maumelle, AR.
Smoot isn't the only LRPD cop that has psychological issues and the next post will deal with another one.
***UPDATE - 01/19/23***
Records provided by the city HR Department reveal that Smoot resigned on December 27, 2022.
If she was under internal investigation, that causes her to lose her law enforcement certification in the State of Arkansas.