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A Little Rock police officer was placed on paid leave, accused of purposely cutting his arm during an argument with his ex-girlfriend, according to a police report.

Little Rock police spokesman officer Eric Barnes confirmed Friday that officer Ahmed "Jack" Soliman, 39, was placed on paid leave in late September and awaits the outcome of an internal investigation into the incident.

According to a police report, Little Rock officers responded on Sept. 23 to an apartment complex, where a neighbor told police she heard Soliman and the woman arguing.

When officers knocked on the woman's door, the report said she opened it and said, "Soliman your friends are here."

Officers separated the two and said Soliman explained that it was only an argument, but police later found out Soliman had taken his ex-girlfriend's phone and sent several text messages to people on her contact list without her permission. The woman told police she and Soliman had recently broken up.

Officers said that when Soliman went back inside the residence, they heard the woman ask "Soliman, what are you doing?"

Officers rushed back into the house and saw the two people hugging, but noticed a cut on Soliman's arm, the report said.

Soliman initially told officers that the cut was an accident, but later said he'd done it to himself on purpose because he was angry. The woman later told officers that Soliman had grabbed a knife from the drawer and sliced his own arm earlier in the night, before police arrived.

Officers said there was a 4-inch scratch on Soliman's arm, but that it was not serious enough to require medical attention.

Police officers said they had to assure the woman that "we would handle this matter as we would any domestic call and Mr. Soliman would not get any special treatment," because she was reluctant to talk with them, according to the report.

Officers said they advised the woman to get a restraining order, but no such order of protection and no criminal charges had been filed as of Friday night, according to court records.

Soliman has been with the department since at least 2013, according to court records.

Metro on 01/12/2019

Print Headline: Little Rock officer taken off job, police investigating after fight with ex-girlfriend


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  • TheGoodGuy
    January 12, 2019 at 10:17 a.m.

    90% of the LRPD are borderline psychotic. I know this from having to work with them when I did work on their computers they would destroy in patrol cars (among other things). They do all sorts of things that are crazy and make no sense. They cannot be trusted. I fully believe this guy would cut his own arm. They are nuts!

  • MaxCady
    January 12, 2019 at 4:20 p.m.

    Just like the Faulkner County deputy that shot the dog, this guy does not need to be loose with a gun and badge.

  • Razrbak
    January 14, 2019 at 7:56 a.m.

    Bad City of Little Rock Blog broke the stories about Officer Soliman and Det. McDaniel being suspended for domestic violence back on January 5th. Good thing your reporters follow that blog so you can try and stay relevant. Better late than never should be on your masthead.

  • Razrbak
    January 14, 2019 at 8:50 a.m.

    Poor Claire, you should have done better research. Criminal charges were filed against him. We will help you out a bit more: LRCR-18-5295 - STATE V AHMED HASSA SOLIMAN-MOTAWIE

  • abb
    January 14, 2019 at 8:53 a.m.

    File this one under the usual liberal mantra of "Only cops should have guns".

  • Mayamom
    January 14, 2019 at 9:25 a.m.

    No picture of Solomon? Just saying, is this bias?

  • Foghorn
    January 14, 2019 at 11:04 a.m.

    Why is he being paid? If you or I or anyone in the private sector did this, we wouldn’t be drawing a check while being investigated.

  • Razrbak
    January 14, 2019 at 12:52 p.m.

    Bad City of Little Rock blog posted his photo back on the 5th. I wonder if the paper will post a correction about the criminal charges filed against him for violation the No Contact Orders the paper did not had been filed.