Deadly-force data lacking

Shootings by Arkansas police deserve study, officials say

Police 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.

Those numbers come from the Democrat-Gazette’s efforts to count all deadly-force encounters — fatal or not — between the public and law enforcement from 2011-16.

Read more at Arkansas Online.

Suspended fire workers file suit

A fatal crash May 3 in Midway has led to a whistleblower lawsuit being filed by six suspended Midway Fire Department staff members and revelations that its interim fire chief was arrested more than a decade ago on arson charges.

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