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Caught on camera: Police officer saves woman from jumping off bridge

A California police lieutenant is being credited with potentially saving the life of a women in distress.


Police: Computers stolen in break-in at Little Rock center that assists crime victims

Three computers were stolen from a social services center Sunday morning, police say.


After attack, woman wakes up in grass with car running nearby, she tells Little Rock police

A woman who was attacked outside a Little Rock club early Sunday was knocked unconscious and woke up later in a location she did not know, according to a police report.


Sheriff: Low staffing at jail in Arkansas led to escapes

A sheriff in eastern Arkansas says three inmates have been able to escape from a county jail in less than a month due to low staffing.


Police: Cash register stolen from Little Rock restaurant

Police say a cash register was stolen from a Little Rock restaurant Friday night.


Arkansas man, 20, jailed after dispute over cookies turns into fistfight, police say

A 20-year-old man was charged with third-degree domestic battery after a dispute over cookies turned ugly on Sunday, Arkansas authorities say.


Police searching for suspect who shot up car with child inside

Blytheville police need the public’s help finding a man suspected of shooting up a car with a child inside.


Police: Boyfriend chases down burglar who broke in while North Little Rock woman took bath

A man chased down a burglar after the intruder broke into his girlfriend's apartment Friday night, according to a report from North Little Rock police.


Man in custody in connection to Caruthersville homicide, assault

A man is in custody in connection to a homicide and assault investigation in Caruthersville, Missouri.


4 injured in weekend crash

A Missouri woman was airlifted to a Memphis hospital Sunday and three others were also injured in the one-vehicle crash.


Death penalty ruled out for Springdale suspect

BENTONVILLE — Prosecutors won’t seek the death penalty against a man accused of killing his roommate.


Police: Child hit on bicycle after brakes go out

Lake City police investigated after a child was hit by a vehicle while riding a bicycle Sunday evening.


Cab driver shot in the face, Little Rock police say

Little Rock police say a 38-year-old cab driver was shot in the face a few blocks south of the Little Rock Zoo on Sunday morning.


Police: Drunken man driving vehicle missing 1 tire leads North Little Rock officers on high-speed chase

A drunken man led North Little Rock police on a chase early Saturday in a vehicle that was missing a tire, police reported.


Online post about Columbine leads to arrest of Arkansas teen

Baxter County deputies arrested a 19-year-old man Friday after authorities said he made "alarming" comments on social media about the Norfork School District.


Dad charged after boy, 2, dies at Arkansas hospital

Fort Smith police arrested a man on suspicion of first-degree domestic battery after his 2-year-old son died in an emergency room Saturday.


Woman accused of lying about shooting in Little Rock to get quick police response

A woman who lied about a shooting to get a quick response from Little Rock police was arrested Friday, police reported.


Human remains found behind Arkansas home; man, 29, charged

A 29-year-old man was charged with first-degree murder Saturday after human remains were discovered in Pope County, authorities said.


Arkansas man arrested after wife found dead in their home

A Newton County man has been arrested in the death of his wife.


Arrest made after human remains found behind home, Arkansas sheriff says

A 29-year-old man was charged with first-degree murder Saturday after human remains were discovered in Pope County, authorities said.


Arrest made in cemetery vandalism case

Sheriff's investigators arrested a Bono man after a Craighead County cemetery experienced vandalism.


Prosecutorial Accountability Issues in Pending U.S. Supreme Court Petitions

Last term, the Supreme Court addressed the prosecutorial duty to disclose exculpatory evidence, also known as the Brady rule, in just one case, Turner v. U.S. As we explained here, “the Court took a fact-specific, narrow approach” and did not address any broader legal questions about the Brady doctrine. However, one should not read that outcome as an indication that such questions are non-existent. Several of the seven amicus briefs filed on behalf of the Petitioners (found at the bottom of this post)—who ultimately lost the case—identified deep doctrinal questions about the Brady rule. From this perspective, the Court’s parsimonious approach was a missed opportunity, particularly because “the Supreme Court does not often consider” Brady issues. As a new term quickly approaches, the justices have another opportunity to address lingering questions about prosecutorial accountability. This post looks at two pending petitions; both demonstrate that although the current state of law should be clear, courts have developed startling exceptions that let prosecutors off the hook for breaking constitutional rules. While we have long argued that the rules themselves should be made more robust, the Court must first recognize and enforce existing requirements. The petitions filed in Woods v. Smith and Stein v. United States make that clear. At its conference on September 25, when the Court considers the many, many petitionsView Full Post;


Police investigating inmate's head injury at Arkansas prison

Arkansas prison officials say an inmate was hospitalized with a head injury and the incident is being investigated by state police.


Man charged in road-rage killing of child found competent

An Arkansas man charged with first-degree murder in the road-rage killing of a 3-year-old boy has been found mentally competent.


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