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City argues there is no order in place to return the flag
(SW Times Record) Joey McCutchen, a Fort Smith attorney, has asked the Sebastian County prosecuting attorney to charge the Fort Smith city administrator with a misdemeanor for what he calls a violation of state law over the Confederate flag removal from a city park.
But a city attorney argues Fort Smith has not been ordered to return a Confederate flag to a pole at Riverfront Park, and no one in the city has broken any law.
The Arkansas History Commission recently ruled that the Confederate flag is historic and should be included in the "Flags Over Fort Smith" display in Fort Smith. The display was taken down at Riverfront Park in 2020, and the city has not restored the display, said Joey McCutchen, a Fort Smith attorney… Read the rest