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I have long been concerned about whether or not our sheriff's, past and present, run a background check on the officers they hire.  In a recent meeting with Mike Frost, this topic came up.  I questioned whether it made sense to have a detective who had been arrested in the past for selling drugs out of a Benton PD squad car.  In response to my question, I was given a sermon on forgiveness. 

Likewise, the fact that another current employee, who appears  to be an administrator of Pennington's Bruce4Sheriff website, also has a "checkered" past.  I just don't understand how you can expect respect for an administration that doesn't mind that their deputies have a criminal background. 

For Henry, who does not like to read documents, I will summarize:

On July 18, 2005, Richard Scott, Saline County Deputy Sheriff, was arrested for 3rd degree domestic battery.  The investigating officer wrote in his report that Scott was drinking at a bar in Little Rock where his X-wife was a waitress.  Scott wanted her to enter a wet shirt contest and she refused.  He became angy and punched her in the left eye where she had visible injuries.  The officer states that Scott was visibly intoxicated.  He was transported to jail.

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Comment by Casey Smith on May 15, 2012 at 12:00am

who was the investigator? I mean his biggest concern is the officers clothing? The guy shots a unarmed , Handcuffed woman. and hes talking about the clothing not being the best choice? Looks like we had a investigator on his first day or sumptin.

Comment by Casey Smith on May 14, 2012 at 11:38pm

There are a few of you guys on here that have you mind made up no matter what. But alot of people ive talked to say they are suprised by the information being posted here. I believe Ms. Ives states her intent of this blog clearly, "It is a lack of judgment by Pennington to hire people of this quality" I mean really,he shot someone that was handcuffed? I understand he was younger, I understand that he may be a good guy now, but is he really officer material? Some people are just not cut out for some jobs, especially if your trigger happy. We have a very limited police force in Saline county and i just wonder why we are hiring people of this caliber when others are out there, is it that hard to find someone that has not shot people that are handcuffed? Or been fired from another department? Is it really that hard to find a officer that does not have problems in the past?

Whether a few of you understand it or not, hiring people to uphold the law should be taken very seriously. Its a great responsibility, and Linda says it right, if he hires people with this kind of past, is he really do justice for the citizens of saline county?

Comment by John Publius on May 14, 2012 at 11:32pm

and the more i think about it, the more absurd the story becomes. a hand cuffed drunk female is whooping two fine officers a-----, and one of them shoots her accidentily ?   take both of their bullets

Comment by Trainguy on May 14, 2012 at 11:27pm

Why can't the current sheriff find LEOs without something bad in their background?  Is it that hard to find them???? 

Comment by John Publius on May 14, 2012 at 11:25pm

bruce   take   his   bullet

Comment by John Publius on May 14, 2012 at 11:24pm

yea evan and jade, let me spell this real slow so you get it.  he   shot   a   handcuffed   woman   on    accident  !

Comment by Linda Ives on May 14, 2012 at 11:23pm

The following is a quote from Mr. Lynch's post which you can read in its entirety below.  I simply posted the rest of the documents I had in my possession.   Again, people can make their own judgements --  I believe the hiring of this officer goes to the lack of judgement by Pennington.


"Its funny how only selected documents were put on here and what was put on here does not tell the whole story of what happened in the City of England." 

Comment by John Publius on May 14, 2012 at 11:12pm

i say again, bruce, take his bullet away!

Comment by John Publius on May 14, 2012 at 11:11pm

yea we know evan, you love your county. thank god i was'nt ther or he might have accidentily shot me too. you deny the popo report or did you just not bother to read it before you began ANOTHER baseless defense?

Comment by John Publius on May 14, 2012 at 10:28pm

Pennington hired him, and he shot a woman who was handcuffed? Barney at the best. Hey Bruce , do you make him keep his bullet in his pocket? Hope so!

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