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Little Rock black officers group raises concern over recruit's 'distasteful and demeaning' Facebook post

By Rachel Herzog , Ryan Tarinelli

This article was originally published November 24, 2017 at 2:58 p.m. Updated November 24, 2017 at 5:13 p.m.



The Little Rock Black Police Officers Association has expressed concern over a Little Rock police recruit who it says used a racial slur in a Facebook post.

In a letter dated Nov. 17 and addressed to Police Chief Kenton Buckner, the association described the 2013 Facebook post as “very careless, distasteful and demeaning.” The letter identified the Little Rock police recruit as Brandon Schiefelbein.

Buckner said in an interview Friday that an internal affairs investigation has been launched into the Facebook post.

Little Rock police spokesman Steve Moore said the investigation will be completed early next week, and Buckner will review the facts and make a decision.

The letter also calls for an investigation into an "inappropriate ... picture that was posted at the 12th Street Station." It didn't indicate that the image was related to the Facebook posting.

In a statement, police said an investigation was also initiated into the image, which was posted at the Downtown Property Crimes Detective Division. The posting showed two stick figures with one pointing a gun at the back of the head of the other, who was kneeling with his hands behind his back as though they were handcuffed. The caption read, "Don't touch our glass."

Read Saturday's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for full details.

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rubythecat96gmailcom says... November 24, 2017 at 4:48 p.m.

did he call someone an NFL player ? an UCLA basketball player ? are face book postings covered under the first amendment or is that just for kneeling?

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DonN says... November 24, 2017 at 4:54 p.m.

Total bull s

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Razrbak says... November 24, 2017 at 5:15 p.m.

Check out Bad City of Little Rock blog for all the details. They broke the story.

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rubythecat96gmailcom says... November 24, 2017 at 5:26 p.m.

oops its the picture controversy again. remember when a democratic representative from Missouri hug a painting in our capital's complex depicting police as pigs and let it hang for several days until a republican took it down. then the democrat put it back up
if I remember correctly this went on for awhile legally and morally how does that compare with a stick drawing on a face book account? seems to me both incidents are pretty childish. is the democrat congressman Lacy still in office ?

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titleist10 says... November 24, 2017 at 6:43 p.m.

Do we have LITTLE ROCK WHITE POLICE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION? WHY NOT? Is this racial discrimination?

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NoUserName says... November 24, 2017 at 6:49 p.m.

I read the blog. I'd like to know what the black person in the picture thinks - or the circumstances behind it. For all we know, they are good friends the use of 'ni&&a' is common between them.

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RBear says... November 24, 2017 at 7:03 p.m.

titleist is pulling the racist stuff again. It seems to be your MO. There's nothing that prevents them from having one other than common sense. Why is it your business anyway?

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titleist10 says... November 24, 2017 at 7:18 p.m.

Did you do the numbers to determine what race commits the most crimes? I don't think you did

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titleist10 says... November 24, 2017 at 7:26 p.m.

I guess you are blaming me for the black drive by shootings and th black gang violence I haven't read about any white gangs or white drive by shootings I guess I missed that

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honesthap says... November 24, 2017 at 7:45 p.m.

Titleist10......You are right on!! DonN.......you are correct!

rubythecat96......you are right on!

Rbear........you are so screwed up and PC that your comments are irrelevant.

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