Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Another Little Rock Police Officer Arrested for Domestic Violence

Little Rock Police officer Muhammad Yaqeen was arrested by his fellow employees for yet another incident of domestic violence involving a LRPD officer.

LRPD Officer Muhammed Yaqeen

The arrest/disposition report states that Yaqueen punched his wife during an argument and that LRPD officers observed injuries to her face and arms.

According to LRPD spokesman Eric Barnes, LRPD responded around 11:30 p.m. Monday December 23rd to a report of an assault/domestic disturbance.

Tiffany Yaqueen told officers she and her husband got into an argument, so she went outside to get in her car to leave.

Yaqueen followed, Mrs. Yaqueen told police, and while he was standing outside the car, he dropped his phone. She said she tried to pick it up and Muhammad began “struggling” to take it back, according to the report.

She said he then punched her in the side of the head. Officers observed blood on her left ear and swelling under her left eye.

Muhammad Yaqeen told officers a different explanation of what happened. He said he was outside the car when his wife “snatched” the phone out of his hand. He said he tried to reach into the car to get it, and his wife punched him in the eye.

Yaqueen said he then punched his wife in self-defense. Officers reported that they observed a bruise under Muhammad Yaqeen’s left eye.

Officers took possession of Muhmmad Yaqeen’s service weapon, as well as his badge and identification.

The couple was further interviewed, according to the report, and police arrested Muhammad Yaqeen.

Yaqueen's only prior disciplinary record that is releasable to the public is from 2017 and involves and incident were he damaged a police cruiser when a shotgun discharged inside the vehicle and caught a one day suspension.

Yaqueen has been relieved of duty and an internal investigation is underway and he remained in jail at the time of publication. He is set to appear in Little Rock District Court for a plea and arraignment hearing on December 30th at 8:30 am.

Back in October another LRPD officer, Jonathan Walker,  was involved in a domestic violence incident.

Walker and his baby mama, Katina "Pug" Jones, a fired former LRPD recruit (more on that later) got into it.

Our FOI request for additional records, including video and audio recordings from the Walker/Jone incident were denied due on-going investigations.

Jones and 2 other recruits were fired for questionable social media posts.

We made that story famous back in 2017. Click here for our initial  post.

Here is what the Arkansas Times reported:

No telling how many turds that particular recruit school will turn out.

We also reported on two other LRPD officer involved in a domestic violence incidents earlier this year. You can read that post by clicking here.

Officer Ahmed "Jack" Soliman was ultimately fired. However Officer Terry McDaniel lucked out when his baby mama refused to cooperate and go through with a criminal complaint as child support trumped getting abused.

Nationally, police officer domestic violence is a serious problem. One that is often swept under the rug by law enforcement agencies.

Source: https://kutv.com/news/local/40-of-police-officer-families-experience-domestic-violence-study-says

Source: https://theappeal.org/when-police-violence-is-domestic-violence/


One of our followers sent us a full frontal nude photo of Yaqeen that he allegedly sent his mistress. Maybe this is what caused the argument with his wife.

LRPD Officer Yaqeen showing what little he has to offer

This type of behavior reflects very poorly on the Little Rock Police Department
and needs to be addressed by LRPD command staff.

If they had balls they would fire his sorry, wife-beating ass ASAP.

We asked Chief Humphrey about the arrest and photo and his response was "No comment".

Stay tuned for updates on the Yaqueen and Walker investigations.

Friday, December 20, 2019

Arkansas State Police Trooper uses police resources to stalk a woman then is allowed to resign to keep records from public

ASP Trooper Mark Holland's before and after photos

The Arkansas State Police ("ASP") allowed one of their Troopers suspected of committing several criminal acts to resign, which shields their internal investigative files from public disclosure.

The Trooper, Mark Eugene Holland (54, of Heber Springs), was arrested on December 18th and was subsequently released after posting a $5,000 bond.

The ASP learned of Holland's criminal activity on December 13th when the victim filed a complaint with the independence County Sheriff's Office.

According to court records Trooper Holland had been harassing a female since January 2016 and had used law enforcement resources to track and stalk her.

The records reveal that Holland was infatuated with the female, who had worked at a gas station owned by his family.

Holland became irritated that the female did not respond to emails that he sent to her requesting photos and soliciting sex.

Holland used suggestive email addresses like "williedelight@protonmail.com", "thrillseeker85@protonmail.com" to contact the victim.

Here is the affidavit for warrant of arrest of Holland. Holland is charged with twenty felony counts including Stalking, Terroristic Threatening (Eighteen counts of Misuse of the Arkansas Crime Information Center National Information Center; one count of Stalking Second Degree and one count of Terroristic Threatening).

The affidavit for the warrant was signed by ASP internal investigator Robert Middleton.

ASP Internal Investigator Robert Middleton

Here is the affidavit for Holland's arrest.

And his conditions of bond form.

Court dates had not been set at the time of publication.

Stay tuned for updates. 


Check out our previous posts about sketchy ASP Troopers.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Little Rock's 44th homicide of 2019 was a secret - until we found out

On November 20, 2019 at approximately 11:52 pm, Arkansas State Trooper Michael Kyle Ellison (26, Benton, AR) committed the 44th homicide of the year in the city of Little Rock.

Trooper Michael Kyle Ellison has record of committing two homicides

He killed Brian Brooks, (22, Little Rock, AR) by ramming his 2015 Honda Civic in a PIT maneuver, catapulting Brooks' vehicle off the road into a ditch striking a tree.

Brian Brooks - Little Rock's 44th homicide victim of 2019

The incident with Brooks started in Sherwood when Sherwood police attempted to stop Brooks for an alleged traffic violation.

Sherwood police alleged Brooks refused to pull over and gave chase.

Brooks allegedly fled from Sherwood to Little Rock where Ellison joined in the chase.

You already know how the chase ended.

It was a secret until we found out about it. 

The Arkansas State Police, the Little Rock Police Department and the City of Little Rock wanted to sweep it under the rug. 

44 homicides makes Little Rock look like a dangerous place. Especially when three of them were committed by law enforcement officers.

But Little Rock is a dangerous place. In fact it is consistently listed at the most dangerous city of its size.

Little Rock has a violent crime index shockingly higher than the national average.

This is not the first time Ellison has committed a homicide.

The first time was back in 2016 when he was employed by the Benton Police  Department.

Ellison shot and killed a suicidal high school student as he was following Ellison's commands to lower a handgun the student had pointed at his own head.

That homicide resulted in a lawsuit and Ellison and the Benton Police Department.

Brian Brooks homicide is the subject of an internal investigation conducted by the Arkansas State Police.

Lt. Darren Austin is the lead investigator.

Lt. Darren Austin

We have sent FOI requests to Sherwood PD and the ASP for any video recordings and other records.

We expect them to stall claiming on-going investigations.

Stay tuned for updates.


Monday, August 19, 2019

Little Rock School District claims that they did not give records to ICE Agent - Video from school indicates otherwise.

LR Central High School employees cooperate with ICE Agent's request for student records

On Thursday August 8th, posts on social media claimed an ICE agent was at LR Central High School trying to obtain student records.

Social media posts similar to this were heavily circulated on August 8th

LRSD was flooded with calls and emails about the incident.

LRSD was quick to state that the "purported" ICE agent was sent packing and no records were provided.

What about information on Asian, Black or White students Ms. Rousseau?


And so a press release was issued.

We were able to obtain a copy of the videos sent to LRPD.

The video below show the ICE Agent flashing credentials to CHS office personnel. Apparently the ICE agent requests information about a student and an employee goes and retrieves a file and lets the agent look at it.

The ICE agent makes notations on some pieces of paper and the school employee apparently goes and make copies of some of the records in the file and gives them to the ICE agent.

Another school employee joins in to assist and they can be seen looking at computer screens while the ICE agent makes additional notations.

The school employees have the agent take a seat and a few minutes later Assistant Principal Brenda Bankston comes into the office, chats with the ICE agent and signs a document.

Brenda Bankston CHS Assistant Principal

The ICE agent was in the school office for twenty minutes or more.

Why the school district would lie is a question we posed to Pamela Smith, the school district Communications Director and Eric Walker, the school district staff attorney.

Both Smith and Walker stated that they had no knowledge of the ICE Agent being at the school for 20 minutes or longer nor that any information or copies of records were provided by school employees to the ICE Agent.

Walker admitted that he had not seen the video, but stated that he would be reviewing it after the call.

The employees that provided the records need to be fired.

Stay tuned for updates.

***UPDATE - 08/20/19 - 1:30 PM CST***  
Sources at Central High School reported to us that the employee that willfully cooperated with the ICE Agent and handed over protected student records on August 8th is Juana Palmer.

Juana Palmer - Violated law by collaborating with ICE


Thursday, July 18, 2019



Readers will recall that we posted back in May about the Arkansas Ethics Commission setting a final hearing on the complaint our publisher filed about her illegal campaign finance activity.

You can read other posts made about Tatum by clicking here and here.

In that May hearing they found probable cause and sent a Offer of Settlement Letter to Tatum. That is until July 1st when she signed it and agreed to pay a $500.00 fine.

Rack up another victory for us in our fight against corruption.

Tatum's troubles with the law are not over. 

There is the matter of her failing to cooperate with the Department of Education over school records and a theft of funds matter with her former Charter School.

Stay tuned for updates.

Monday, July 8, 2019


North Little Rock, AR

In our last post we detailed an and abusive incident back in 2018 involving NLRPD officer Jon Crowder and his excessive use of force that resulted in his breaking both of a man's arms.

You can read that post by clicking here.

Our investigation into Crowder has produced records indicating that he has been involved in multiple use of force incidents.

We found a previous undisclosed incident from 2011 in which Crowder was suspended for three days for use of force violations and ordered to go to counseling and take a course on interpersonal communications.

This is the video of that incident.

We also obtained a copy of a Last Chance Agreement that Crowder was forced to sign after the incident last year.

The NLRPD Chief needs to pull the trigger and fire Crowder now and try to get his officers under control.

Another sketchy incident happened involving a NLRPD officer and a juvenile over the weekend.

We are working on that story now.