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Lawyers say former Little Rock officer Charles Starks' reinstatement should go forward

Starks fired at least 15 times through the windshield of a car Blackshire was driving in February.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Attorneys for a Little Rock police officer fired for fatally shooting a motorist say the officer's reinstatement should go forward. 

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Attorneys for Officer Charles Starks asked a judge Tuesday, Jan. 8 to reject a request to stay his order that the officer be reinstated. 

Pulaski County Circuit Judge Tim Fox last week reversed a city's panel's decision upholding Starks' firing over the 2019 fatal shooting of Bradley Blackshire. 

Starks fired at least 15 times through the windshield of a car Blackshire was driving in February. Starks and another officer were attempting a motor vehicle stop at the time.

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