One person was arrested near a protest that sparked Monday across the scene from a fatal police shooting in Little Rock, jail records show.
Moren Ellis, 31, was arrested at 12th and Peyton streets, about three blocks east of the sometimes raucous demonstration that spurred police to close 12th Street and call in dozens of units.
Police said Monday that no arrests were made at the demonstration, but an arrest report for Ellis shows he was taken into custody about 2 p.m. after a verbal confrontation with an officer in the area.
Arrest date: July 15, 2013
According to the report, Ellis was on a bike when police asked him to leave. He told a sergeant to "go f* himself" and was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and attempting to incite a riot, according to the report.
Ellis was no longer being held in the Pulaski County jail Tuesday morning. His bail had been set at $1,500.
The protest developed after two officers chased Deon Williams, 26, when he ran from a vehicle police believed to be stolen. Authorities say Williams was shot in a backyard when he dropped a gun, then picked it up and looked at the officer. Police said Tuesday morning they determined the vehicle was not stolen.
At its height, the protest drew hundreds of demonstrators, including some who clutched hand-made signs criticizing police violence and invoking the names of Bobby Moore and Trayvon Martin.
Moore, 15, was fatally shot last year by a Little Rock officer who was later charged with manslaughter in the case. Martin, 17, was fatally shot in Florida by George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer who was acquitted over the weekend in a much-publicized case.