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MH police to take down controversial crime prevention cameras
Mountain Home’s hotly debated crime prevention cameras are coming down. Mountain Home Police Chief Eddie Griffin announced in Tuesday’s Public Safety Committee meeting that he had asked the vendor, Critical Edge of Jonesboro, to remove their cameras from the city’s various intersections after determining that the camera’s license plate reading software did not work as…
Arkansas governor taps new corrections secretary after conversations with prison board members
Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders appointed the Department of Corrections’ chief of staff to take over the prisons agency as its cabinet secretary on Thursday. Sanders’ appointment of Lindsay Wallace, who has been the agency’s chief of staff since 2020, came a day after the Republican governor spoke with each member of the Arkansas Board of…
ASP seized more than 11,000 pounds of illegal drugs and $1.4 million from Arkansas Highways in 2023
In 2023, Arkansas State Police (ASP) saw a significant rise in illegal drug seizures during traffic stops compared to the previous year. ASP's Interstate Criminal Patrol (ICP) identified 138 significant seizures in 2023. The amount of cocaine seizures showed a significant increase, with a total of 353 pounds confiscated in 2023. The street value of…
Arkansas parole board head resigns after past relationship with minor comes to light
The new chairman of Arkansas’ parole board lied about having sex with a minor and was fired from a Central Arkansas police department five years ago.  Newly uncovered records from the Benton Police Department reveal details about Post-Prison Transfer Board Chairman Jamol Jones’ sexual relationship with a 17-year-old and the subsequent investigation that led to…
Attorney General Griffin kicks off organized retail crime alliance efforts in Arkansas
Following a meeting today to formally kick off Arkansas’s efforts as part of the Organized Retail Crime Alliance (ORCA), Attorney General Tim Griffin issued the following statement: “Last summer I was contacted by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) about joining a regional effort to combat organized retail crime. Since then we have…

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