Officer Michael Turner of the Bryant Police Department has assisted ABC Enforcement Agents in questionable operations that involve using minors to try and purchase alcoholic beverages.
These operations are questionable because Arkansas laws make it very clear that it is against the law for a minor to purchase or posses alcoholic beverages. Arkansas law makes no exceptions for compliance or law enforcement purposes.
The ABC using Officer Turner is also questionable as Turner has issues with honesty and credibility and was the subject of disciplinary action by the Bryant Police Department for his lack of candor, conduct unbecoming an officer, immoral conduct and inattention to duty.
According to the documents we obtained from the Bryant Police Department, Turner offered to fix a ticket of the female complainant. He also sent some sexually charged text messages. Turner also lied about having any contact with the female complainant.
Here are some examples of the Facebook messages and text messages:
Turner tried to scrub his Facebook page of incriminating evidence and went so far as to remove all his female Facebook friends.
A check of his Facebook page reveals that he has some female Facebook friends again.
Turner has no business being with female or males minors given the fact that he was cited for immoral conduct. His issues with honesty and credibility also pose problems in ABC operations and in cases that go to court.
We sent a copy of Turner's Internal Affairs file to the ABC and DFA and asked them some questions.
The ABC and DFA did not respond to our questions.
No wonder. The ABC has Boyce Hamlet, the tainted ABC Enforcement Director who lied in an internal investigation and was fired from his position with the Arkansas State Police. Then for the next 15 years Hamlet lied about his employment history and made false statements under oath to obtain law enforcement jobs that he had no business obtaining due to his unfitness.
How can the ABC or DFA purge themselves of other bad cops that work for or with when they have Hamlet in charge of ABC Enforcement?
They can't. Their hands are tied. They are screwed and they know it. That's why they never respond to questions about Hamlet and the ones put to them last week about Turner.
Their lack of response speaks volumes.