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Employment records show past problems, successes of 3 Arkansas officers in viral arrest

BY: and - September 1, 2022

One of the officers involved in the now-viral beating of a suspect in northwest Arkansas was fired or forced to resign from two nearby law enforcement agencies over domestic problems. Another was counseled on two occasions for being too aggressive with inmates at the Crawford County jail, including a reprimand for striking an inmate in […]

Crawford County sheriff says deputy received concussion in melee

BY: - August 25, 2022

Crawford County Sheriff Jimmy Damante on Thursday said one of his deputies suffered a concussion Sunday during the arrest of a suspect that was filmed by a bystander. The citizen video doesn’t show deputy Levi White being injured, but it did capture White, deputy Zack King and Mulberry police officer Thell Riddle striking the suspect […]

Federal, state authorities investigating northwest Arkansas police beating in viral video

BY: and - August 22, 2022

The FBI is investigating possible civil rights violations after three northwest Arkansas law enforcement officers were shown in a viral video beating a man during an arrest in Crawford County on Sunday morning. Arkansas State Police is conducting a separate investigation into whether the officers’ use of force was justified. The Crawford County sheriff’s office […]