LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Little Rock’s police chief is returning to duty, ending the paid leave for shooting at a woman accused of shooting another woman on New Year’s Eve.
Mayor Frank Scott on Wednesday announced that Chief Keith Humphrey would return to duty Thursday after completing “all required administrative procedures” resulting from the shooting outside a convenience store.
Scott said an independent investigation of the shooting by the State Police and an administrative investigation by the Little Rock police continue.
Humphrey had stopped after seeing a fight among a crowd in the store parking lot and was approaching the group when Taz Hayes, 29, shot and critically wounded Kelecia Mayo, 22, state police said.
Humphrey then opened fire but did not strike Hayes, who was later arrested, according to state police.
Scott hired Humphrey as the city’s police chief in 2019.