Chief Says No Preferential Treatment for Cops in Bar Fight

Posted: April 18, 2013 at 5 a.m.

Police arrested a 22-year-old man outside a convenience store last week because his eyes were bloodshot and he smelled of alcohol.

At A Glance

Public Intoxication

Police in Arkansas can arrest a person in connection with public intoxication if they appear under the influence of a controlled substance to the degree that they’re a danger to themselves or others, or if they cause a reasonable annoyance to people in the general vicinity.

Source: Staff Report


A previous version of this story misstated the type of misdemeanor battery charge Tabor was discussing. The error has been corrected.

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Tabor needs to be fired along with these other two idiots. Police are supposed to protect the public not get drunk and point guns at people. Even Tabor knows they were drunk, letting the son have the responsibility of taking care of two drunks with guns is stupid. It was obvious the son couldn't handle them or he would have keep the altercation from happening in the first place. As far as not being able to arrest on thrid degree battery because they didn't see the offense is crap. One I don't know where the domestic angle came from as I understand it the son was the only relative at the scene. I do know that under domestic battery the law says the preferred action is to arrest, police arrest all the time in these cases after the offense and not witnessed by the police. Why hasn't there been any statement from the Little Rock police or has the News just not asked as usual.

Anyone with any sense can see what happened here, even the prosecutors office is turfing this mess even though they have been prosecuting local police for years. The case is going to be reviewed by Little Rock prosecutor which just happens to be where one of these trouble makers is a police officer, appearently they don't have a close working relationship with them like the Washington county prosecutor does. This is another sad day for local law enforcement, instead of standing up for the law and the people they reverted to the good old boy system, circled the wagons and took care of their own. As I have said before if this had been Joe Blow he would have went to jail and Tabor knows it. What a sad day for local law enforcement it clearly shows not everyone is treated the same.


Posted by: rummy

April 18, 2013 at 5:49 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Champhiplee, that should have said just third-degree battery. It's been corrected and a correction added.
-Caleb Fort, online editor

Posted by: cfort

April 18, 2013 at 12:40 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

When I am up in Fayetteville, is the Chief going to have his men let me go home while they gather all the facts before arresting me in questionable circumstances?

Posted by: User13

April 18, 2013 at 2:10 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

The only thing that will happen now is that Billy's Pool Hall & the manager that is talking to the media will be under intense police review constantly.

The squeeze is about to come down on old Bobby's Pool Hall.

Posted by: new423a

April 18, 2013 at 4:06 p.m. ( | suggest removal )