Policing

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On Thursday, the Task Force to Advance the State of Law Enforcement in Arkansas delivered its recommendations to Governor Asa Hutchinson, who established the group in the wake of the killing of George Floyd and the ensuing protests around the country. The task force included law enforcement and community activists and delivered 27 recommendations.

After five months of meetings, the Task Force to Advance the State of Law Enforcement in Arkansas is getting ready to submit its report and recommendations to Governor Asa Hutchinson. We check back in with KenDrell Collins, an attorney in Little Rock, and Jimmy Warren, a community activist in Conway, who are both members of the task force, to find out more about the work the group has been doing since June.

Courtesy / City of Fayetteville

After Fayetteville voters approved nearly $37 million in funding for a new police department headquarters in a special election in 2019, the city has entered the design phase of the project. But following the recent police shootings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Jacob Blake, opponents are calling for the money to be invested elsewhere.

On Tuesday, Governor Asa Hutchinson announced the formation of the Task Force to Advance the State of Law Enforcement in Arkansas following weeks of protests in the state and across the country in response to the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer. The task force is made up of 18 members including Black Lives Matter activists and law enforcement officials, as well as city and state leaders.