LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- The mother of 15-year-old Bobby Moore III, a teen shot and killed by a Little Rock police officer, says if convicted, the manslaughter charge for Officer Josh Hastings would be a 'slap on the wrist.'
Moore's mother, Sylvia Perkins, told Today's THV in a phone call Monday the arrest is a step in the right direction, but she feels a stronger charge is warranted.
Hastings turned himself in Friday for last month's shooting and Monday pleaded not guilty to manslaughter.
The officer shot the 15-year-old in August because he says Moore was trying to break into cars at a Little Rock apartment complex, then tried to get away, driving right at him.
Prosecutors, however, say Hastings' story does not add up.