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.