In our July 10th issue, Fly on the Wall commented on a story from West Memphis' Evening Times headlined "Lost teeth prompts woman to complain." It told the story of one Bridget Turner, a West Memphis woman who lost her partial bridge while being escorted from her home by police following a domestic dispute. Turner believed that the West Memphis Police Department should do the right thing and compensate her for those lost pearly whites.
Well, the saga continues. In a story headlined "Claim for lost teeth denied by commission," ET staff writer Renette McCargo reports that by a unanimous decision the West Memphis Police Commission has determined they are not responsible for Turner's unfortunate loss. The decision was based on witness statements, the arrest record, and a jail nurse's report claiming that Turner had all of her teeth upon incarceration. Turner was, according to ET, not happy with the ruling and plans to appeal the decision using a famous legal technique known as the Arkansas Gambit. As McCargo reports, "[Turner] suggested that during the commission's investigation they may have seen a former arrest photo and not the one [taken] on the day in question."