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On the fifth anniversary of Bradley Blackshire’s passing, his family held a memorial service



Little Rock, Arkansas – Bradley Blackshire passed away five years ago this past Saturday, which is the anniversary of his passing.

Bradley Blackshire’s life was celebrated on Saturday with an event that was hosted by Dawn Jeffrey, the founder of the Little Rock Freedom Fund. The event was attended by friends and family members.

She revealed that due to her involvement with the family, she had the impression that she was familiar with Bradley.

Additionally, other families who have been impacted by police violence were present at the ceremony in addition to the Blackshire family.

“We want to give them a chance to utilize their voices,” Jeffery said. “We just wanted to remind the community that these families are still here, and these families still need our support.”

February in 2019, a law enforcement officer in Little Rock fatally shot and murdered a man named Blackshire, who was thirty years old.

Police Officer Charles Starks was terminated from his position with the Little Rock Police Department as a result of the deadly shooting that occurred during a traffic stop involving Bradley Blackshire.

It is estimated that Starks fired at least fifteen shots into the windshield of the vehicle that Blackshire was operating.

That ruling was reversed by the Arkansas Court of Appeals in September of 2021 after a dispute regarding whether or not Starks violated the department’s use of force policy during the incident.

The judge had issued the order to reinstate Starks in January 2020.

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