LR City Director detained, cited after encounter with police officer

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Little Rock Police Department has confirmed that the City Director had been cited and detained for 20 to 30 minutes for Obstruction of Government Operations.

They say that this will be reviewed by staff and administration.

Ken Richardson is the City Director of Ward 2.

Richardson had just left an event for battered women and children and was getting gas at Kroger on Colonel Glenn when he noticed a young man and an officer.

“It was embarrassing, it offended me.”

The officer walked up to Richardson and said that he couldn’t interfere with the interrogation.

Richardson said that the officer told him that he could not videotape, Richardson said that he wasn’t, and then the officer said that the young man told the officer that he was.

Richardson said that he would call the chief, and after that the officer detained him.

Richardson was in the car for about 20 to 30 minutes. He said that he never yelled, cursed or approached the officer in the first place.

“Hopefully there will be a full investigation,” say’s Richardson.

Richardson told the officer that he was just watching.

*story by KARK NBC Arkansas