Little Rock Police Chief Keith Humphrey To Retire May 20 After Leading Department For 3 years

Little Rock Police Chief Keith Humphrey will step down later this month after serving as chief for approximately three years, Mayor Frank Scott Jr. announced Monday.

The news of Humphrey’s impending departure follows a tumultuous period at the Police Department — one marked by internal conflict between the chief and his subordinates as well as a recent increase in Little Rock homicides.

In a memo notifying the mayor of his retirement, Humphrey cast himself as a reformer and said he had been able to make “needed changes” within the department during his time at the helm.

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