Arkansas governor forms panel to examine law enforcement

Fort Smith, Arkansas September 24, 2019 - The U.S. Marshals Museum in Fort smith Arkansas choose the 130th Anniversary of the U.S. Marshals to dedicate it’s brand new Hall of Honor and the museum building itself. This is the first part of the museum to be finished so far, the museum is still under construction and hopes to open to the public by the end of next year. Speakers at todays dedication included Doug Babb, Sam T. Sicard, Robert A. Young III, Ltd. Governor Tim Griffin, Governor Asa Hutchinson and U.S. Marshals Director Donald Washington. Photo by: Shane T. McCoy / US Marshals

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas’ governor has formed a task force to examine law enforcement training and policies in the wake of protests of George Floyd’s death. Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday announced the task force, which he said will issue recommendations by the end of the year. Its duties will also include examining the accountability of officers who don’t meet standards, as well as the possible creation of a statewide database of complaints against law enforcement officers. Hutchinson created the task force in response to days of protests in Arkansas and nationwide over Floyd’s May 25 death by a Minneapolis police officer.

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