Wednesday, August 9, 2017

911 CALLS MADE BY ASA HUTCHINSON III RELEASED BY ARKANSAS STATE POLICE.

WILLIAM ASA HUTCHINSON III WAS SO DRUNK HE FORGOT HE CALLED 911 ONCE SO HE CALLED A SECOND TIME
Last week we posted video of the third DWI arrest of William Asa Hutchinson III, son of Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson.

http://badgovernmentinarkansas.blogspot.com/2017/08/video-from-arrest-of-asa-hutchinson-iii.html

With some dogged prodding, we were finally able to get the Arkansas State Police to provide all the 911 calls that were referenced in the report regarding the accident investigation. 

Asa III called 911 shortly after the accident.  He was not sure where he was exactly and he told the 911 operator that he was heading north.

Then a passerby called to report the accident and told the same 911 operator that the accident occurred in a south bound exit lane off I-49.

Too drunk to realize that he had already called 911 once, Asa III called 911 a second time, much to the shock and amazement of the 911 operator. 

Then a Fayetteville Fireman called 911 dispatch to report that Asa III was intoxicated and gave specific details where the accident had occurred.

Asa III's speech is slightly slurred, not nearly as slurred as it was a little later when the State Trooper arrived, but it is clear that he is not all there.




 


Thursday, August 3, 2017

VIDEO FROM ARREST OF ASA HUTCHINSON III IN JANUARY 2016 REVEALS STARTLING INFORMATION - ASA III HAD A GUN IN HIS POCKET AT TIME OF ARREST AND NO PERMIT TO CARRY A CONCEALED WEAPON - ASP MUM ABOUT WHY HE WAS NOT CHARGED IN CONNECTION WITH THE WEAPON

We posted back in July that Asa III was able to get off his 3rd DWI conviction due to a mistake by the arresting Arkansas State Trooper.  
 

After we learned of the decision to overturn that conviction, we requested documents from the Arkansas State Police that were mentioned in the case, namely the dash camera video and 911 calls.

We finally obtained the video from the dash camera from the trooper's car, we learned that Asa III was so drunk he didn't know where he was and was walking around with his pants unzipped.  Sloppy drunk.




The Trooper noticed that when he asked for his driver's license and recommended that Asa III zip them up. 











We also learned that Asa III was packing heat and never told the Trooper he was carrying a loaded concealed handgun until after he was handcuffed.

Asa III said that his concealed carry permit had expired. That means that he had no permit at the time of his arrest. 

If you have a driver's license and it expires and you get pulled over for something, that old expired license will get you a ticket and chances are the cops will tell you to call someone to come get you.

Why would he, an attorney, fail to renew his permit?  Maybe he was in an alcoholic or drug stupor and just didn't give a shit.  Maybe since his daddy is the Governor he feels that he is not bound by the same laws the rest of us here in Arkansas are.  That Good Ole Boy System again.



When the publisher of this blog obtained a CCL, his training included that if he was stopped by any officer he was to announce that he had a CCL and was carrying a weapon, if he was carrying when so dealing with law enforcement officers.

Usually if you get caught carrying a concealed weapon when you arrested for committing a crime, like DWI, you also get charged with the offense of carrying a weapon.

The Trooper did not list that as a charge and as of the time this was posted the ASP had no answer as to why Asa III was not charged with the additional offense.

We have to wonder if this had been anyone other that the son of the Governor would this matter have ended differently.

You know the answer.


Tuesday, August 1, 2017

DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION WITHOLDS INFORMATION FROM ARKANSAS STATE POLICE - UNTIL THE ARKANSAS TIMES FOUND OUT

TUCKER MAXIMUM SECURITY UNIT

Two corrections officers were assaulted and warning shots were fired by a guard when at least three Tucker Maximum Security inmates managed to escape from locked individual holding pens in a recreation area on July 22nd.

The fact that shots were fired wasn't disclosed by prison officials to State Police officers who arrived to investigate. That came out on July 31st after the Arkansas Times inquired about a tip on the incident.

In a revised statement to cover their ass, Correction Department spokesman Solomon Graves said a corrections officer “fired three (3) warning shots which did not strike any individuals.”



ADC MOUTHPIECE SOLOMON GRAVES

The shots were fired during a breakout of at least three prisoners from individual holding units in a recreation area.

The shots followed assault of two correctional officers attempting to handcuff an inmate, Graves said. “The two officers were assaulted by other inmates who were attempting [to] flee the recreation area. During the incident, at least one other inmate gained access to a secured recreation pen and assaulted another inmate.”

The inmates are held in individual locked units in the recreation area and so access by other inmates indicates a breach of security within the prison. The State Police said at least two inmates escaped from their units and one entered the unit of a third inmate and stabbed him. The tip on the incident to the Arkansas Times indicated more inmates may have been on the loose inside the prison.


The State Police were called to investigate the assault on officers, but they were not aware a gun was fired until this July 31st, after the Arkansas Times contacted them and advised them the gunfire.

“The State Police investigation was still active,” spokesman Bill Sadler told the Arkansas Times, “but, nobody offered any information about shots being fired."

 
BILL SADLER - ASP PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER


“Based on your question and some additional questioning of ADC we learned this afternoon that 3 shots were fired,” Sadler also told the Arkansas Times.


The assault of the officers occurred at 8:57 a.m. and State Police were called at 9:10 a.m. The two investigating ASP officers were not told about the gun shots.

When called initially by the Arkansas Times on July 31st this, prison spokesman Graves said he was aware that some inmates had “managed to slip out of their cages” but said that no shots had been fired. Later that same day, he revised the statement to say shots had been fired.



"WHAT DO YOU MEAN SHOTS WERE FIRED!!!"

Asked why the State Police hadn't been told about gunfire initially, Graves said,  “The Department will be conducting an internal investigation into the incident, parallel to ASPs investigation, to include the firearm discharge. Answering those questions now would be premature.”


Right.  Spin it Solomon.  You know you were made to look like a fool and the guards did not want anyone to know that they discharged a firearm.

Stay tuned for updates.