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Not guilty, say ex-guards at youth jail

Subscriber onlyThree former Arkansas juvenile detention officers indicted this month for conspiring to abuse jailed teenagers pleaded innocent Tuesday in federal court. Continue reading...

Innocent, say three ex-guards at youth lockup

Subscriber onlyThree former Arkansas juvenile detention officers indicted this month for conspiring to abuse jailed teenagers pleaded innocent Tuesday in federal court. Continue reading...

3 people indicted in abuse at lockup

Conspiracy against teenagers alleged

Subscriber onlyThree former Arkansas juvenile-detention officers were indicted Friday as part of a conspiracy to abuse jailed teenagers, nine days after two administrators pleaded guilty in the same federal case. Continue reading...

Arkansas jailer attacked by teen released from hospital

Subscriber onlyA Jefferson County juvenile detention officer was released Thursday from the hospital, two days after a beating by a teenage detainee left him with a fractured skull and internal bleeding. Continue reading...

Two former supervisors at Arkansas youth lockup plead guilty to abuse of detainees

Subscriber onlyTwo former supervisors of an Arkansas juvenile lockup confessed Wednesday in federal court to assaulting and needlessly punishing detained youths and conspiring with other workers to cover up their abuses by falsifying use-of-force documents. Continue reading...

Bills focus on transparency, records in Arkansas police shootings

Subscriber onlyTwo state legislative proposals seek to increase transparency and keep better track of police-involved shootings in Arkansas. Continue reading...

DEADLY FORCE: Families question justice in Arkansas police shooting probes

Subscriber onlyLucy Crowder tries to remember her son in terms of how he lived: a loving father, a brother who teased his younger sister, the kind of friend who cried with you when your dog died. Continue reading...

For good cops, taking of life set on replay, ex-officer says

Subscriber onlyFor many officers involved in police shootings, the greatest fear “is they don’t want to get into another one,” Little Rock Police detective Tommy Hudson said. Continue reading...

DEADLY FORCE: In 6 years, 53 blacks shot by police in Arkansas

Is it racial bias or part of a broader issue?

Subscriber onlyRoseetta Robinson wept alone on Halloween 2011 after a policeman killed her father. There were no protests, no riots, no public calls for accountability. No activists or TV cameras showed up in Jonesboro. Continue reading...

Deadly-force data lacking; shootings by Arkansas police deserve study, officials say

Subscriber onlyPolice in Arkansas shot at least 135 people in the past six years. Sixty-seven died. During the same period, at least three Arkansas police officers were fatally shot by assailants, and 31 reported being shot at when they wounded or killed someone, according to research by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Continue reading...

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