Cameras capture AR jail riot

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Five inmates are facing additional charges after a riot last week inside Arkansas’ Crawford County Jail.

According to Sheriff Ron Brown, the instigator of the riot was in Crawford County to make a court appearance. The other inmates coordinated to obscure security cameras by throwing wet toilet paper on them.

Much of the response was captured on body cameras worn by law enforcement officers.

The inmates tore out sprinklers, which resulted in about two inches of water on the ground, damaged ceiling tiles and tore up mattresses.

No officers or inmates were injured during the riot.

Several agencies assisted Crawford County during the riot including Arkansas State Police, Alma Police Department and Van Buren Police Department.

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