Sunday, October 24, 2004

Crazy, drunk AR task force cop prompts ACLU lawsuit

ACLU of Arkansas sued after White County Deputy Sheriff Britt Simpson, a local drug task force member, shouted racial slurs at several black people in a drunken fit.

KATV News reported, "A Searcy police officer accused Simpson of stealing a Brinkley officer's gun and threatening black men with it and using racial slurs. The state ACLU said it has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against Simpson." The White County Sheriff is up for re-election, and the incident has become a campaign issue.

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