In June 2000 Boyce Hamlet was selected to be an Arkansas State Trooper.
Hamlet had most recently worked at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff in the Campus Police Department and this was a big step in his law enforcement career.
So in July 2000 Hamlet begins the rigorous training regimen and things go well for the first month.
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Then in August things go south for Hamlet. Hamlet is caught cheating on a weekly exam and then lies to investigators in the Arkansas State Police Special Investigations Unit. And it wasn't just one little lie he told SIU investigators, it was multiple lies.
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Hamlet's actions sullied his reputation and if he was a certified law enforcement officer at the time he should have lost his certification. This type of behavior is the antithesis of the good character behavior that the minimum standards require.
ARK. LAW ENFORCEMENT CODE OF ETHICS
MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR L.E.O.'S IN ARKANSAS
We asked Hamlet to comment on this matter and he has refused to respond.
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Governor Hutchinson needs to get rid of the riffraff at the ABC. Having employees like Hamlet places the agencies credibility at stake and weakens the public confidence in our state government, especially at the Arkansas Department of Finance & Administration and the Alcoholic Beverage Control Division.