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He also had an unexplained gun incident

Little Rock Police Chief Kenton Buckner wants to be Charleston's next Police Chief. He's one of five finalists for the position, and the only black finalist from outside the area. He's got a documented history of tension between himself and the black community.

In 2015, Buckner was reprimanded after one of his guns was found in the possession of a 20-year-old. The Little Rock NAACP President described Buckner's relationship with the black community as "a little rocky."

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We're also following up on Sunday's deadly train crash. Here's everything we know today:

- Kelly
kpoe@postandcourier.com

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