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ASP INVESTIGATING IMPROPER USE OF FORCE IN SEPARATE HELENA-WEST HELENA AND JOHNSON COUNTY INCIDENTS

February 16, 2024 The Helena-West Helena Police Department (HWHPD) has requested the Arkansas State Police (ASP) Criminal Investigation Division (CID) investigate an alleged use of force incident on December 19, 2023, that led to the recent termination of four officers. HWHPD has submitted documents to the Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Training requesting decertification

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TROOPERS SEIZE ALMOST 200 POUNDS OF ILLEGAL MARIJUANA

February 15, 2024 Three recent traffic stops by the Arkansas State Police (ASP) netted almost 200 pounds of illegal marijuana on Arkansas interstates. On Thursday, February 8, at approximately 9:15 a.m., ASP stopped a vehicle in Little Rock at the 65th Street exit on Interstate 30 East for a traffic violation. A search of the

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CID INVESTIGATING MONDAY NIGHT SHOOTING ON THE SAU TECH CAMPUS

February 13, 2024 Camden, Ark. –  Arkansas State Police (ASP) Criminal Investigation Division (CID) is investigating a shooting at the Southern Arkansas University Tech Campus in Camden that occurred at about 10:30 p.m. on Monday, February 12th, 2024. SAU Tech Police and the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office responded to the shooting at the Highland Dormitory

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RIGHT TO WORSHIP GRANTS ANNOUNCED

February 13, 2024 LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders and the Arkansas Department of Public Safety announced today that six faith organizations will receive Right to Worship Grants to enhance security. There was previously no avenue to provide aid for those at high risk for a terrorist attack, therefore the Governor and her

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ASP TROOPERS USE MENTAL HEALTH TRAINING TO HELP CITIZENS IN CRISIS

February 9, 2024 Arkansas State Police (ASP) Troopers helped save the lives of two individuals facing dire mental health crises on Tuesday, February 6, 2024. “I am extremely proud of how our Troopers use compassion and professionalism to help men and women grappling with mental health challenges,” said ASP Colonel Mike Hagar. “Making sure citizens

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ASP TROOPERS RECOVER 5-YEAR-OLD BOY ABDUCTED FROM MICHIGAN, ARREST SUSPECT

February 9, 2024 On February 3, 2024, at around noon, the Oakland County Michigan Sheriff’s Office notified Arkansas State Police (ASP) that they were tracking a 2018 Buick Encore stolen from their jurisdiction. Michigan authorities advised that Daniel Onoh, 40, took the vehicle and his 5-year-old son without permission from the boy’s mother, who has

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ASP CONFISCATES NEARLY 340 POUNDS OF MARIJUANA FROM TRAFFIC STOPS ON MONDAY

February 7, 2024 During three traffic stops on the evening of Monday, February 5, 2023, Arkansas State Police (ASP) Troopers confiscated nearly 340 pounds of illegal, black-market marijuana from Arkansas highways along with other narcotics and a firearm. “We are obviously pleased when we can prevent hundreds of pounds of dangerous drugs and weapons from

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ASP ARRESTS WEST MEMPHIS POLICE OFFICER ON MULTIPLE CHARGES

February 2, 2024 Arkansas State Police (ASP) arrested West Memphis Police Officer Myles Christian Huff, 26, on Friday, February 2, 2024, charging him with three counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Minor, Obstructing Governmental Operations, and First-Degree Assault. The Second Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney asked ASP’s Special Investigations Unit in October 2023 to investigate

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