Little Rock demands change to TV ad, Responsible Growth declines October 12, 2022 By Griffin Coop Responsible Growth Arkansas has denied a request by the city of Little Rock to cease and desist using images of Little Rock Police Department officers in its TV advertisements, according to a report from Arkansas Advocate Wednesday. Little Rock City Attorney Tom Carpenter sent a letter to Responsible Growth counsel Steve Lancaster on October 4 demanding that the group cease and desist using a video of LRPD officers or any other photographic depiction of Little Rock officers. Three days later, Responsible Growth attorney Erika Gee responded to Carpenter, declining to remove the images from the ads. “As for the ad in question, we have reviewed it and do not see any insignia, logo or other identification of the Little Rock Police Department – or any other law enforcement agency for that matter,” Gee said in the letter. “Moreover, the video used in the advertisement was taken from public sources which presented no claim that the video is protected from public use.” The ad lists four reasons to vote for Issue 4, the Arkansas Adult Use Cannabis Amendment, including support for law enforcement. The amendment would dedicate 15% of tax revenue from recreational marijuana sales to fund a stipend of certified law enforcement officers.