Complaint not purview of state

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

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The State Claims Commission has not received a complaint against the Pea Ridge Police Department in the death of Ty Smith. Smith died Dec. 3, 2008, after he was shot by Pea Ridge Police Officer John Langham. That complaint was reportedly filed by Fayetteville attorney Bobby Lee Odom on behalf of Eiko Sheppard, administrix of the estate of Ty Smith, deceased. Even if the State Claims Commission had received the complaint, it would have been returned, according to officials in the Little Rock office, because the commission handles complaints filed against state offices and state officials.


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