James Lee Frost told Brinkley police "something just came over him" when he saw his friend and his girlfriend leave her apartment early on the morning of Jan. 4.
Witness says spat got hot, man shot
The Poteau Police Department responded to the scene of a car fire on Old Highway 59 Wednesday night.
Crimes discovered from proactive policing were up 14.9% in Jonesboro from 2016 to 2017.
Lawyers for a man charged with killing eight people in a Halloween terrorist attack in Manhattan say he'll plead guilty if the death penalty is not an option
An Arkansas man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to causing injuries to two young children, including his infant daughter.
Two thieves who took more than $500 from a Little Rock fast-food restaurant's safe used a key to enter the business, authorities said.
Multiple vehicles were hit in a shooting Tuesday evening, police said.
Authorities are investigating a shooting inside a Little Rock apartment on Tuesday night.
Formal charges have been filed against three women related to an Arkansas home invasion in which an 81-year-old resident fatally shot a suspected fourth intruder.
A suspect in the killings of a 24-year-old woman and her two children in Little Rock appeared before a federal magistrate judge Tuesday in Colorado.
Sale of phone ends in fake bills, punch
A woman who tried to sell her iPhone to a 16-year-old in North Little Rock was handed fake bills then punched in the face, she told police.
Hundreds of dollars was stolen in the burglary of a North Little Rock restaurant, police say.
Police on Saturday arrested a Fayetteville man in connection with stealing more than 10 vehicles, the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported.
Little Rock police believe that two assailants who raped and beat a woman last week also forced a woman into a vehicle at knife-point earlier that same night.
Little Rock police said Monday that two people who forced a woman into a vehicle at knifepoint last week are believed to be the same assailants who raped and beat a different woman later that same night.
Two central Arkansas women were arrested Saturday in the beating of a 21-year-old man on New Year's Day, police said.
Little Rock police are using a federal grant to buy technology that will cut the time it takes officers to link shell casings found at different crime scenes.
A Little Rock man accused of killing a toddler in a "road rage" shooting in 2016 will explore an insanity defense.
Two women who provided medical services on a contract basis for the Arkansas prison system have been charged with sexually assaulting an inmate.
Lawyers and a federal judge met behind closed doors to discuss whether some documents should be off-limits to prosecutors as the public corruption trial of a former Arkansas state senator approaches.
An appellate court in Washington reversed a murder conviction this week because a prosecutor committed misconduct in closing argument through improper use of a PowerPoint presentation. If there is one jurisdiction in which prosecutors should know that they must be careful in how they deploy PowerPoint, it is Washington state. Courts there have actively policed these presentations, recognizing the powerful effect that visual advocacy can have upon a jury. A glimpse into the most recent reversal and the wider context reveal that prosecutors seem to be missing the point. Reluctant as ever to restrain themselves—despite, or perhaps because of, their ample powers—prosecutors continue to push the envelope. Good courts, like the ones in Washington, push back. In the murder prosecution of Encarnacion Salas, the State closed with a PowerPoint presentation that sought to undercut the defendant’s claim of self-defense. Relying in large part on a slide that contrasted an image and description of the defendant with one of the victim, the prosecution set up a trope based on what the appellate court described as “high school stereotypes.” The image of this slide in the opinion is small and a little blurry, but here it is: As you can see, the victim, Mr. Lopez, is portrayed squatting in front of “three people dressed in cartoon costumes.” The Washington courts have addressedView Full Post;
A few months ago, we published a detailed post highlighting two cases in which the Supreme Court had the opportunity to grant certiorari and “shut down judicial evasion of doctrines requiring prosecutorial accountability.” Unfortunately, the Court declined to take either opportunity, denying the petitions in Woods v. Smith and Stein v. US in October and December, respectively. While the cases themselves will now fall out of public view, both the problematic court opinions below and the doctrinal injustices they perpetrate remain intact. Keeping that in mind, it is well worth reviewing how these sorts of decisions enable prosecutors to further eviscerate due process decisions like Napue, Giglio, and Brady of their meaning. Let’s consider, for example, the Solicitor General’s Brief in Opposition in the Stein case. At issue in Stein was whether the Eleventh Circuit’s reading of Supreme Court precedent was flawed. Rather than treating a claim about the prosecution’s elicitation of and failure to correct false testimony as a stand-alone due process issue, the court of appeals collapsed the traditional Napue/Giglio framework, holding that defendants must show not only that the prosecution knowingly presented perjury, but also suppressed evidence of the falsity of the witness’s testimony from the defense team. In other words, on the Eleventh Circuit’s logic, there can be no Napue/Giglio violation without an independent Brady violation.View Full Post;