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Brackney Hired As Chief

Officer Involved In Shooting To Head Up Sulphur Springs Police

Posted: March 27, 2013 at 5 a.m.

A former Bella Vista police officer who pleaded guilty to negligent homicide in connection with a shooting death in 2010 is the new police chief of Sulphur Springs.

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Good grief.

Posted by: Tumblebug

March 27, 2013 at 8:27 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Sulphur Springs just hired a Pinocchio as their police chief.

"Six-Shooter" Duke Brackney goes from fired by the Bella Vista Police Department as Corporal Brackney to hired as Police Chief Brackney by the City Council of Sulphur Springs.-- A promotion !

Posted by: Hammer1

March 27, 2013 at 11:01 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Wow...

Posted by: superdave10

March 27, 2013 at 11:49 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

You've got to be kidding!

Posted by: mike1153

March 27, 2013 at 12:30 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

This is more stupid than anything those running Springdale would do. Just a minute, no it isn't.

GO HOGS

Posted by: continuetocancelme

March 27, 2013 at 1:41 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

i for one am not planning to drive thru Sulphur springs anytime soon! beware.

Posted by: ladyLiberty

March 27, 2013 at 4:25 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

How desperate are they in Sulpher Springs? Ladyliberty, that thought went through my mind also.

Posted by: Tumblebug

March 27, 2013 at 5:52 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

I think there may be some secret gathering place in NWA where city leaders are rounded up and made to drink the kool-aid, the murderous-cop kool-aid:

Cop shootings in Fayetteville,
police misconduct in Springdale,
cop shooting an unarmed woman in Rogers C-store,

Trooper murdering a mentally retarded boy out on 412W while the boy was laying on the ground, surrounded by officers with guns drawn...

All of them get off with a slap on the wrist. Where does this madness end?

Citizen Review Councils? Maybe it's time.
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Posted by: cdawg

March 27, 2013 at 7:03 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

The guy was stuck in a ditch, had his hands up. Citizens were yelling don't shoot officer.
Officer stepped into harms way and then shot him in the back. And now he's 'serving' the community again and taking home a paycheck. Meanwhile James Ahern is still dead.

Posted by: tkt07709190938

March 28, 2013 at 12:19 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Brackney's statement of account at the scene did not match the dash cam.

Brackney claimed in the police report Ahern's back-up light came on. That did not happen per the dash cam.

Brackney fired not once, not twice, not three times, but SIX frigg'in times into Ahern's vehicle.

Ahern was shot six times, the final and sixth shot struck him in the back and it was claimed that the sixth shot was the fatal shot.

Posted by: Hammer1

March 28, 2013 at 7:51 a.m. ( | suggest removal )