Deputy injured and fired after scuffle with Sherwood police officer

Newly obtained body camera footage reveals tense moments between a Sherwood police officer and a Pulaski County Sheriff’s deputy, which ultimately led to the deputy’s arrest and subsequent termination, according to internal investigation records obtained from the sheriff’s office.

The June 13 incident began as a noise complaint on Austin Oaks Drive a little after 8 p.m.

Officers soon encountered the man who lives at the home, Robert ‘Bobby’ Ward, who identified himself as a deputy with the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office.

No excessive noise could be heard as officers arrived at the home.

In the body camera footage, Ward appears to become uncooperative as officers ask for a phone number. Ward asks the officers “why” a couple times before asking how long they have been on the force.

Ward’s wife, who identifies herself as a Searcy police employee, appears to try calming her husband down several times.

Ward is then heard on camera calling the Sherwood officers “rookies” and other names riddled with curse words.

After asking Ward to stop cursing, Ward curses again prompting the Sherwood officers to initiate an arrest. Screaming and a physical takedown can be heard as officers take Ward to the ground and place handcuffs on him.

Ward is then seen covered in blood as medics arrive to bandage him up and take him to a hospital.

In internal investigation documents, Ward says he was diagnosed with a concussion and nerve damage with a recovery timetable that could take anywhere from six to eight months.



By: ThisIsButter (38614.60)

Tags: Deputy injured, Fired, Scuffle, Gun, Shot

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