Arkansas agent dismissed after the video appeared to tell him of the group of black men ‘don’t belong in my city’

Officer Michael Moore was fired after a viral video’s that tells him a group of black men that they do not “hear” in his city.


An Arkansas police officer has been fired after a viral video showed him telling a group of black men that they do not belong in the city.


The English Department of the Police confirmed Officer Michael Moore was fired after a video posted on Facebook by Demarcus Woods captured the July 21 incident, THV11 reported.

Woods said that he and his cousin Shannon Scribner were in the area shooting a music video when they found Moore in the neighborhood. Woods said he was told Moore looked at them once they are in the small town of about 3,000 people.


“I wondered, ‘Why is he doing this,” Woods told THV11. “We are in little England. Everyone knows everyone.”

Woods said the officer slowed down to see what the group was doing when he decided to approach the officer. Woods said that his uncle is a police officer with the English Department of the Police.

“I’m Mike Moore,” the officer tells the group of the men in the video.

Scribner explained to the officer that they were in the area filming.

“We have just seen that you’ve been following us everywhere,” Woods says Moore.

“Are you recording now?” Moore asks.

Forest replied that he is.

“Do you know why? Because you are not at home in my city,” Moore answers.

“We’re here,” Woods says.

“But you understand, I know who my people are, right, who belongs here and who doesn’t? We have gang wars going on, we have all kinds of things. I’m from the big city, where this stuff is small, okay? So, that’s cool. Do your thing,” the officer says.

“You said that we do not belong in your city?” Forest asks.

Moore replied he has not seen the men before. Woods says that he is a graduate of the high school.

“Well good for you, my name is Mike Moore. I’m not from here. Step away from my car, I’m about to take my dog out,” he says before walk.


Woods said that he spoke to his uncle who told them to speak to the chief about the incident. The men filed a complaint to the Chief Danna Powell but not heard, for 15 days. Set then decided to upload the video to his Facebook after not hearing anything from the police.

The police confirmed that Moore was dissolved on Wednesday. However, this is not the first time that Moore was canned from a police job. He was working at the Lonoke County Sheriff’s Office, but was fired from working at the English Department of the Police.

Lonoke County Sheriff John Staley told THV11 that Moore was fired because he could not get along with other officers and other agencies” is not a race issue.

Forest and Scribner both feel that Powell should be held responsible for allowing Moore to work in spite of the video.

“Personally, I have the feeling that the chief should be held responsible for allowing him to continue to work as long as he worked after seeing the video,” Woods said.

Kathleen Joyce is a breaking/trending news producer for You can follow her via @Kathleen_Joyce8 on Twitter.

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