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LRPD responds to sergeant’s arrest with suspension



Little Rock, Arkansas – The Little Rock Police Department (LRPD) has taken decisive action following an incident involving one of its officers. In a recent press release, the department announced the arrest and subsequent suspension of Sgt. Michael Wilbanks, a veteran officer with over a decade of service.

Incident Leading to Arrest

According to the press release issued on Sunday, the LRPD was informed about an incident that occurred during the early hours of Saturday involving Sgt. Wilbanks. The situation, described as a dispute, took place in Lonoke County and led to the filing of misdemeanor charges against Wilbanks.

Ongoing Investigations

Following this event, Sgt. Wilbanks was promptly arrested and relieved of his duties. The LRPD has initiated both an external and internal investigation to thoroughly examine the circumstances surrounding the dispute and Sgt. Wilbanks’ involvement. These investigations are standard procedure in such situations, ensuring accountability and transparency within the police force.

Sgt. Wilbanks’ arrest and suspension mark a significant development, given his long tenure of more than 10 years with the Little Rock Police Department. The outcome of the investigations will determine the future course of action regarding Sgt. Wilbanks’ role in the LRPD.

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