The transcript of Judge Mackie Pierce's ruling in the case involving the release of the Arkansas State Police investigation file of Boyce Hamlet, reveals Judge Pierce questioning the continued employment of Hamlet at the ABC or elsewhere in law enforcement.
After reviewing the file in question in the hearing, Judge Pierce stated that the Plaintiff's argument was more persuasive than that of the Defense and that "when the record reflects a breach of trust or an illegal conduct by public employees", "the public's interest in disclosure is compelling". Judge Pierce further stated "I'm going to tell you, after a review of the records, I think that the reason for his termination certainly goes to the issue of -- of a trust issue or a -- an honesty issues that I find compelling today because of his position".
Judge Pierce also stated that as argued by the Plaintiff, Hamlet had not truthfully disclosed his hiring and firing by the state police and that if he had, he would not probably be the director of ABC Enforcement.
The defense did not refute the Plaintiff's assertions in his complaint or in his presentation to the court that Hamlet had lied about his employment history on employment applications and on forms submitted to the Arkansas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Training, a violation of state laws.
The public deserves an answer from DFA director Larry Walther's (he refuses to make comments) and Governor Asa Hutchinson (he refuses to make comments as well) as to how they can keep Hamlet on as an employee in light of Judge Pierce's finding that Hamlet is a habitual liar and suffers from a lack of truthfulness and honesty and his employment at the ABC poses problems for the ABC (Brady Officer).
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