LRPD officer Josh Hastings has 6 suspensions in 5 years, currently on paid leave after killing 15-yr-old

by Max Seigle
Today's THV
Sep. 10, 2012

LITTLE ROCK (KTHV) - Six suspensions over five years and a Little Rock police officer is still hanging onto his job. The officer recently made headlines after an on-the-job shooting, leaving a 15-year-old boy dead.

Patrol officer Josh Hastings is currently on paid leave pending an investigation into that on-the-job shooting in August where he fired at a vehicle with some car-break in suspects inside. As he waits his fate for that incident, we're learning more about a troubled past with the force. (

A Little Rock crime scene August 12 left a mother in disbelief.

"Only thing I got to say is whatever my son did, it didn't give the officer the right to shoot my son," Sylvia Perkins said.

Her 15-year-old son was killed by a bullet, Little Rock police say, fired by Officer Josh Hastings because he felt threatened.

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