Man Who Sued Little Rock Police Over No-Knock Raid Arrested

Jul 11, 2019

Roderick Talley (left) alongside civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump and co-plaintiff Derrick Davis at KUAR for an interview on October 24, 2018.
Credit Michael Hibblen / KUAR News

A candidate for state representative who has filed a lawsuit against the Little Rock Police Department has been arrested after filming a traffic stop in southwest Arkansas.

KATV reports that Roderick Talley was charged by Arkansas State Police on June 8 in Hope for impeding traffic, driving with a suspended license and obstructing governmental operations.

Talley had previously filed a lawsuit against Little Rock's police department for its use of no-knock warrants after police blew open his apartment door in a raid.

In May, Talley said he was running for state representative for the district that includes Little Rock. It was vacated when former Rep. Charles Blake resigned to become Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott's chief of staff.

Talley's attorney, Mike Laux, declined to comment to the Associated Press.