Friday, September 25, 2015


The Arkansas State Police investigation file that Boyce Hamlet and Leslie Rutledge did not want anyone to see is unbelievable. No wonder Judge Pierce looked so disgusted when reading it in the hearing that sought and obtained it's release on September 24, 2015.

The file clearly demonstrates the character, or lack thereof, of Boyce Hamlet. There is no way possible that Hamlet will be able to hang on to the position he was only able to obtain as a political appointee after the entire state of Arkansas takes a look at it.


The story starts when Hamlet was selected to be an Arkansas State Trooper back in 2000.

Hamlet is taking a weekly test, ironically the test covered in part the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act, and is instructed that when the test is completed to turn if face down and not touch it again until it is ready to be graded.

Hamlet gets up to take one of his eight or nine daily restroom visits (from his own words - maybe he had IBS). While in the restroom he discusses how hard some of the test questions were and gets answers from other trooper recruits. Hamlet returns to the testing room, picks up his test paper and changes several answers after leaving and re-entering the room (Hamlet actually leaves the room twice).  Hamlet is observed by others changing answers on his test paper and a complaint is made.

The complaint triggers an internal investigation. Trooper recruits are interviewed and several stated that they observed Hamlet leave the room, then return and he picked up his test, erased and changed answers. One individual reported that Hamlet made comments to her about changing answers...

Hamlet was then interviewed...


To recap, Hamlet was very evasive in answering questions (in his own word's he tried to "dance" or avoid speaking truthfully outright, or to evade the truth by lying) and even thought he had every opportunity to be truthful, forthcoming and honest, he lied until just before he was to take a polygraph test. 

The transcript of the interview has some interesting information in it.  Hamlet describes himself as "a big baby" and that he "goes to the bathroom eight or nine times a day". Hamlet also states "I failed the spelling test two or three weeks ago" and " I'm horrible at math" and "I took college algebra two or three's a F every time."  Hamlet then claims he has "a medical diagnosed math disorder, the state of Arkansas paid my tuition all through college because of it".

We are not making this up folks. If true, Hamlet has a psychological disorder called Dyscalculia.  According to the DSM-5 it's classified as a Specific Learning Disorder, 3.15.1 With impairment in mathematics, with mild, moderate or severe severity.  If we were a cold and heartless bunch, we might say Boyce has a free pass to ride the short bus.

During the interview Boyce broke down and began crying. He had already been fired and he knew that he was done for. The test was just too difficult for him and he admitted that he almost failed it, even after cheating...


Did you see where Hamlet mentioned about the investigator's talking to him about resigning?  Maybe that's where Hamlet picked up that little trick he would later use to get rid of ABC Enforcement agents that intimidated him or that he felt threatened by due to their having more experience and skills than he possessed.  

Hamlet's lying and cheating cost him his life long dream of being and Arkansas State Trooper...

Then for the next 15 years Hamlet continued to lie and be dishonest about his hiring and firing by the state police as well as his actual period of employment with the University of Arkansas - Pine Bluff Department of Public safety and the Arkansas Department of Community Correction. He broke state laws by withholding that information (state police);falsifying employment periods of other agencies and obtained positions in law enforcement in Arkansas and Mississippi that he might not have otherwise obtained had he been honest and forthcoming.

Hamlet is unfit to possess any type of law enforcement certification here in Arkansas or elsewhere.  If Larry Walthers, the head of the Department of Finance and Administration, is an ethical, honest and just man, he will fire Hamlet and recommend that the Arkansas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Training revoke Hamlet's specialized certification and tell Governor Hutchinson if he doesn't like it he can take his job and stuff it. If Walther's does nothing, then we know what kind of man he is. A boot licking , ass kissing lackey.