Rutledge Statement on the Passing of Berryville Chief of Police David Muniz

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January 08, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today issued a statement after learning of the passing of long-time Berryville Police Chief David Muniz.

“Chief David Muniz was a fighter, and I am saddened to learn of his passing,” said Attorney General Rutledge. “For the past three years, Chief Muniz has bravely battled cancer, refusing to give up. That same courage and commitment is what helped him become the longest serving police chief in Arkansas, leading the Berryville Police Department for the last 35 years and keeping the residents of Berryville safe from harm. Chief Muniz was a man of high character and a selfless public servant. I join the people of Berryville in mourning the passing of this long-time fixture in their community, and I extend my thoughts and prayers to family, friends and fellow officers.”

About Attorney General Leslie Rutledge

Leslie Carol Rutledge is the 56th Attorney General of Arkansas. Elected on Nov. 4, 2014, she is the first woman and first Republican in Arkansas history to be elected to the office.

Rutledge, a native of Batesville, Arkansas, is a graduate of Southside High School, the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law. She began her legal career as Clerk for Arkansas Court of Appeals Judge Josephine Hart, now Associate Justice on the Arkansas Supreme Court. She was appointed Deputy Counsel for Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee and later served as Legal Counsel on the Mike Huckabee for President Campaign. She served as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in Lonoke County and in subsequent service as Attorney for the State of Arkansas’s Division of Children and Family Services. She also served as Deputy Counsel at the National Republican Congressional Committee before joining the Republican National Committee as Counsel. Prior to her election as Attorney General, she founded and practiced law at The Rutledge Firm, PLLC. Rutledge lives in Little Rock.