I've been clear since the story ran in the Washington Post that the Department of Justice must step in and investigate the Little Rock Police Department's extensive use of 'no knock' warrants, explosive devices, and other forms of disproportionate force used against our residents.
On Thursday October 18th, I sent the Department of Justice's Acting Attorney General for Civil Rights and the Civil Rights Division's Special Litigation Section a letter asking them to initiate a "pattern-or-practice" investigation into the Little Rock Police Department's use of these tactics to determine if they have violated the constitutional rights of our residents.
I stand with the call for justice for Roderick Talley and other similarly-impacted Little Rock residents.
Frank Scott, Jr.
Candidate for Little Rock Mayor