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Arkansas state representative arrested for interfering in traffic stop


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Arkansas state Rep. John Walker was arrested Monday in Little Rock.

He was charged with obstructing governmental operations, according to the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office.

The charge stems from an incident in downtown Little Rock in which police said he interfered in a traffic stop, KATV reported.

The Arkansas Times received an unconfirmed report that Walker may have photographed an arrest or traffic stop, however, details are still unclear.

In 2015, Walker co-sponsored a state bill to protect the right of citizens to record public events.

Walker, a Democrat from Little Rock, is in his third term in the Arkansas House of Representatives. He is also an attorney.