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Little Rock police log decrease in use-of-force reports

241 incidents in 2017 an 8-year low

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Photographs by Thomas Metthe

Little Rock police cadets Cameron Vail (right) and Eboney Warren run a simulation of an investigation on Friday at the Little Rock Police Training Academy. The department reported a decrease in the number of use-of-force incidents last year.

Little Rock police recorded a nearly 8 percent drop in use-of-force incidents last year, logging the lowest number of those incidents in at least eight years.

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Little Rock Police cadet Eboney Warren points her gun at a suspect while running a simulation Friday at the Little Rock Polic... + Enlarge

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skeptic1 says...

Does shooting a suspect count as "use of force?" I guess with a Chicago-like murder rate they have to dig deep for a positive spin on our truly feckless police chief and mayor.

Posted 16 April 2018, 8:54 a.m. Suggest removal

MaxCady says...

Could it be they're making less contacts because they're worried about the consequences of their actions being scrutinized? The FBI just released a violent crimes list and Little Rock came in 4th in the nation at 87.4 violent crimes per 10K residents. Little Rock is sandwiched in between St. Louis #3 and Birmingham at #5. Memphis is #2 and Baltimore is #1.

Posted 16 April 2018, 10:35 a.m. Suggest removal

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