I don't think there's any big surprise here, but two Morrilton police officers
will not face criminal charges after the shooting of 19 year-old Jermel Thompson
last December. Police were called after Thompson stole a bottle of booze from a liquor store. A chase ensued and police say Thompson tried to back over them once they got out of their vehicles. They then fired on Thompson's vehicle. The officers have been on administrative leave ever since. "Probably a $10.00 bottle of liquor for a life," Thompson's mother was quoted as saying after the incident. Fox 16 had a good report on the shooting
. A letter sent this week from special prosecutor H.G. Foster
to Circuit Judge Jerry Don Ramey
said there was no basis for criminal charges in the shooting.