Deputy left with Concussion after Cop Arrests him for Cursing in own Yard

The Arkansas sheriff's deputy was fired over the incident caught on bodycam video.

The Pulaski County sheriff's deputy was drunk, vulgar and insulting, telling the cops on his property they were nothing but rookies, a pair of "stupid motherf*ckers."

The Sherwood police officers who were responding to a noise complaint ordered him to stop cursing.

"I will do what I want on my property," responded deputy Robert "Bobby" Ward.

Ward ended up thrown to the ground and arrested after calling the cop what sounds like "fuckhead" in the bodycam video released this week. Local media bleeped that part out in the raw video.

The arrest took place on June 13 and left Ward with a concussion and extensive nerve damage that will take months to heal. He was also cited for public intoxication, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct which led to his termination from the sheriff's office.

According to KARK which obtained the video:

In the body camera footage, Ward appears to become uncooperative as officers ask for a phone number. Ward asks the officers “why” a couple times before asking how long they have been on the force.

Ward’s wife, who identifies herself as a Searcy police employee, appears to try calming her husband down several times.

Ward is then heard on camera calling the Sherwood officers “rookies” and other names riddled with curse words.

After asking Ward to stop cursing, Ward curses again prompting the Sherwood officers to initiate an arrest. Screaming and a physical takedown can be heard as officers take Ward to the ground and place handcuffs on him.

Ward is then seen covered in blood as medics arrive to bandage him up and take him to a hospital.

Ward had worked for the North Little Rock Police Department from 1997 to 2016 before he was hired by the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office. The arresting officer said he was not a rookie because he had been on the force about four years.

The video is not embeddable but it can be viewed here. Things start going downhill after the cops ask for his phone number and he refuses to provide it.

Comments (4)
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Camo205
Camo205

Hold on now, the cop that was on his own property when all this went down and HEs the one that gets fired? Wtf is wrong with folks! So we can only drink and cuss indoors nowa days? Isn’t that a crock of shit! He’s got a lawsuit first of all because they violated his right to free speech. I got a ticket for nuisances for shooting a cop the middle finger when I was in high school. They dropped it because the judge asked the officer if he’d ever shot someone the bird. Cop said yes. “In the last 30yrs how many times would u say u had shot someone the finger?” Coo was a little confused at this point but answered with “probably a bunch”! Judge said, then how u gonna go around writing tickets to kids for doing something that you’ve done a “bunch” of times! The middle finger, throat slash, cussing etc. is not against the law but a form of free speech! That basically as long as u don’t threaten them they Can’t do anything to u! My opinion is they can always do something to ya it just may not stick!

jdrevdahl61
jdrevdahl61

I’m just starting my law suit. No charges filed, just an ass kicking watch.

FMartin
FMartin

PUBLIC PROFANITY IS FREE SPEECH. AS THE COURT IN HILL V HOUSTON 1987 NOTED “SPEECH IS OFTEN PROVOCATIVE AND CHALLENGING … [BUT IT] IS NEVERTHELESS PROTECTED AGAINST CENSORSHIP OR PUNISHMENT, unless shown likely to produce a clear and present danger of a serious substantive evil that rises far above public inconvenience, annoyance, or unrest.” He added that the “freedom of individuals verbally to oppose or challenge police action without thereby risking arrest is one of the principal characteristics by which we distinguish a free nation from a police state.” He reasoned that the ordinance could not be read only to prohibit disorderly conduct or fighting words. https://www.leagle.com/decision/inwaco20150629d41

supervisionrequired
supervisionrequired

HA,HA! I love it when pigs eat there own!

unfortunately the charges will get dropped and he has a good case for excessive force. POS piggy arrested for public intoxication ,nope! he is on his property, resisting arrest, nope! got to have a charge first, and disorderly conduct, nope! cursing is not a crime. this is just another example punk ass piggys taking a noise complaint and escalating it out of control! as far as his doughnut shops polices are, don't know or care! he will be another gypsy cop. unfortunately the victim is a COP!