LR Ordinance to Deprioritize Marijuana Arrests Fails


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. –  The Little Rock Board of Directors voted down an ordinance that would have made prosecuting marijuana crimes the lowest possible priority for police and prosecutors. 

The break down of tonight’s vote: 2 yes, 6 no, 1 abstained.

Ken Richardson introduce the ordinance.

Chief Kenton Buckner spoke out tonight against deprioritizing misdemeanor marijuana arrests.

About a dozen citizens signed up for comment as well. 

Vice Mayor Kathy Webb was the only other director to support Richardson’s proposed ordinance.

This is a developing story, stay tuned to FOX16 for more details. 

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