Top 11 Arkansas stories of 2020

Two of our biggest stories of the year were about law enforcement officials being fired for troubling behavior.

In August, Arkansas County Sheriff Todd Wright resigned after a recording surfaced of him using racial slurs. In the five minute video, Wright can be heard using the n-word nine times while berating a woman for talking to a Black person.

“He said that he didn’t mean it, but how do you not mean something when you continuously say it,” said Jackie Diva, a representative from Black Lives Matter living in Arkansas who detoured from a planned trip to Washington to come to DeWitt and speak to the court.

Holland made several more troubling comments on Parler. The social media site describes itself as a website where people can “speak freely…without fear of being ‘deplatformed’ for your views.”