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Ex-Little Rock police officer who shot carjacking suspect arrested on battery charge

By Rachel Herzog

This article was published January 23, 2018 at 3:04 p.m.

Ralph Breshears, 56

The former Little Rock police officer who shot and injured a man suspected of shoplifting and robbing a woman of her car in July was arrested on a third-degree battery charge Tuesday morning.

An arrest report shows that Ralph Breshears, 56, was taken into custody shortly before 10 a.m. He was released on his own recognizance from the Pulaski County jail about an hour later, records show.

A warrant was filed for Breshears' arrest Monday, Arkansas Online reported.

The Pulaski County prosecuting attorney office's investigation into Breshears' shooting of 23-year-old Rudy Avila determined the former officer was "negligent" in his actions, according to a news release from police.

Breshears was a 26-year veteran of the Little Rock Police Department and retired in December, the agency said.

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

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tngilmer says... January 23, 2018 at 3:42 p.m.

Pulaski County needs a new District Attorney. When is the next election for that office?

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obbie says... January 23, 2018 at 4:42 p.m.

The trial (if there is one) will return a not guilty verdict in record time.

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drs01 says... January 23, 2018 at 5:40 p.m.

Rudy Avila ...is he a DACA or illegal, or just a Latino. That's the only reason the DA would file charges so Little Rock can show its diversity. What a joke. Here we go again. Josh Hastings revisited.

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abb says... January 23, 2018 at 6 p.m.

Begin typing here... Avila is a heroin junkie in and out of the criminal justice system since 15 or so. A real POS. The cop should be reprimanded for not killing Avila, IMHO.

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cgbp says... January 23, 2018 at 9:19 p.m.

So sad!! If Ralph Breshears had not shot the guy there is no telling how many more people might have been hurt or killed!! I was having lunch with friends at Le Madelines that day and it was a very scary scene. Rather than being arrested he should be given a medal.

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Popsmith says... January 23, 2018 at 9:57 p.m.

We live in a wonderful country where even the scum have rights.

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Longhaul says... January 23, 2018 at 10:23 p.m.

This is just wrong!!!!!

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