Walnut Ridge Police Chief, officer on administrative leave

Walnut Ridge Police Chief, officer on administrative leave

WALNUT RIDGE, AR (KAIT) - According to Walnut Ridge City Attorney Nancy L. Hall, Walnut Ridge Police Chief Chris Kirksey and Sgt. Matt Cook have been placed on administrative leave.

Walnut Ridge Mayor Charles Snapp declined to comment on the situation Friday.

"No comment. As my press releases have stated, contact the Arkansas Municipal League for additional comment," Snapp said.

A lawsuit has been filed by a Lawrence County man in federal court, alleging he was unlawfully arrested, assaulted and harassed by Walnut Ridge and that police have not investigated complaints of police brutality and misconduct.

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