Documents Show Police Altered Accident Report Involving Daughter of Cop from Different Department

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Published on April 18, 2019 - Duration: 03:08s

Documents Show Police Altered Accident Report Involving Daughter of Cop from Different Department

At the request of Bentonville police, Centerton police changed an accident report involving an officer`s daughter, which has led to an issue with the other driver`s insurance.

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Documents Show Police Altered Accident Report Involving Daughter of Cop from Different Department

'IT SOUNDED CRONIE AND CROOKED'IT SOUNDED CRONIE AND CROOKEDTO ME.

JUST NOTHING COULD BE'IT SOUNDED CRONIE AND CROOKEDTO ME.

JUST NOTHING COULD BERIGHT ABOUT IT INTO ME.

JUST NOTHING COULD BERIGHT ABOUT IT INRIGHT ABOUT IT INRIGHT ABOUT IT INMY EYES.'

BENTONVILLE BUSINESSMY EYES.'

BENTONVILLE BUSINESSMY EYES.'

BENTONVILLE BUSINESSOWNEROWNERFRANKIE ROUGHTON FOUND HIMSELFFRANKIE ROUGHTON FOUND HIMSELFIN A DIFFICULT SITUATION, AFTERIN A DIFFICULT SITUATION, AFTERIN A DIFFICULT SITUATION, AFTERONE OF HIS EMPLOYEES WASIN A DIFFICULT SITUATION, AFTERONE OF HIS EMPLOYEES WASINVOLVED IN A CRASH INVOLVINGONE OF HIS EMPLOYEES WASINVOLVED IN A CRASH INVOLVINGINVOLVED IN A CRASH INVOLVINGTHE DAUGHTER OF A BENTONVILLETHE DAUGHTER OF A BENTONVILLEPOLICE OFFICER.POLICE OFFICER.POLICE OFFICER.IT HAPPENED AN EARLY OCTOBERIT HAPPENED AN EARLY OCTOBERIT HAPPENED AN EARLY OCTOBERMORNING LAST FALL.MORNING LAST FALL.'ARE YOU SUPERVISOR WHO REVIEWSREPORTS AS THEY COME IN?'-COOPER'YES, I AM'-KECK 'OFFICER LEEWORKED AN ACCIDENT INVOLVING MYWORKED AN ACCIDENT INVOLVING MYDAUGHTER YESTERDAY.'-COOPERDAUGHTER YESTERDAY.'-COOPERTHAT PHONE CALL CAME A DAY AFTERTHAT PHONE CALL CAME A DAY AFTERTHAT ACCIDENT HAPPENED.THAT ACCIDENT HAPPENED.THAT ACCIDENT HAPPENED.BENTONVILLE OFFICER LEE COOPER,BENTONVILLE OFFICER LEE COOPER,BENTONVILLE OFFICER LEE COOPER,WHOS DAUGHTER WAS CITIED INBENTONVILLE OFFICER LEE COOPER,WHOS DAUGHTER WAS CITIED INTHE WRECK FORWHOS DAUGHTER WAS CITIED INTHE WRECK FORTHE WRECK FORTHE WRECK FORIMPROPER PASSING, CALLSIMPROPER PASSING, CALLSIMPROPER PASSING, CALLSCENTERTON LT.

ANTHONY KECKIMPROPER PASSING, CALLSCENTERTON LT.

ANTHONY KECKASKING WHY THE OTHERCENTERTON LT.

ANTHONY KECKASKING WHY THE OTHERASKING WHY THE OTHERDRIVER INVOLVED IN THE WRECK WASDRIVER INVOLVED IN THE WRECK WASNOT CITIED.NOT CITIED.NOT CITIED.THAT CRASH WAS CAUGHT ONTHAT CRASH WAS CAUGHT ONTHAT CRASH WAS CAUGHT ONSURVEILLANCE VIDEO FROM A LOCALSURVEILLANCE VIDEO FROM A LOCALSURVEILLANCE VIDEO FROM A LOCALBUSINESS.

ITS HARD TO SEE...BUTBUSINESS.

ITS HARD TO SEE...BUTBUSINESS.

ITS HARD TO SEE...BUTHERE YOU CAN SEEHERE YOU CAN SEEHERE YOU CAN SEECARS LINED UP AT A REDHERE YOU CAN SEECARS LINED UP AT A REDLIGHT...BEFORE YOU SEE OFFICERCARS LINED UP AT A REDLIGHT...BEFORE YOU SEE OFFICERCARS LINED UP AT A REDLIGHT...BEFORE YOU SEE OFFICERCOOPERS DAUGHTERLIGHT...BEFORE YOU SEE OFFICERCOOPERS DAUGHTERCOOPERS DAUGHTERZOOM PAST THE CARS CROSSING ADOUBLE YELLOW LINE.

HITTING ADOUBLE YELLOW LINE.

HITTING AMAN DRIVING A TRUCK INTO THEDOUBLE YELLOW LINE.

HITTING AMAN DRIVING A TRUCK INTO THETURNING LANE.

'YOUR DAUGHTERMAN DRIVING A TRUCK INTO THETURNING LANE.

'YOUR DAUGHTERMAN DRIVING A TRUCK INTO THETURNING LANE.

'YOUR DAUGHTERPASSED A DOUBLE YELLOW LINE,TURNING LANE.

'YOUR DAUGHTERPASSED A DOUBLE YELLOW LINE,PASSED A DOUBLE YELLOW LINE,PASSED A DOUBLE YELLOW LINE,GOT IN THE OPPOSITE LANE OFGOT IN THE OPPOSITE LANE OFGOT IN THE OPPOSITE LANE OFTRAVEL TO PASS THESE STOPPEDTRAVEL TO PASS THESE STOPPEDTRAVEL TO PASS THESE STOPPEDVEHICLES.

SO IM NOT SURE HOWTRAVEL TO PASS THESE STOPPEDVEHICLES.

SO IM NOT SURE HOWANYONE IS THINKINGVEHICLES.

SO IM NOT SURE HOWANYONE IS THINKINGANYONE IS THINKINGSHES NOT AT FAULT FOR THEACCIDENT.'- KECK 'THE ACCIDENTACCIDENT.'- KECK 'THE ACCIDENTITSELF OCCURRED FURTHER UP NEARITSELF OCCURRED FURTHER UP NEARITSELF OCCURRED FURTHER UP NEARTHE PRIVATE DRIVEWAY.

THE GUYTHE PRIVATE DRIVEWAY.

THE GUYNEVER FAILED TO YIELD TO HER.NEVER FAILED TO YIELD TO HER.WHEN SHE WAS LEGALLY IN THATNEVER FAILED TO YIELD TO HER.WHEN SHE WAS LEGALLY IN THATLANE OF TRAVEL- INWHEN SHE WAS LEGALLY IN THATLANE OF TRAVEL- INLANE OF TRAVEL- INTHE LEFT HAND TURN LANE.'-COOPERTHE LEFT HAND TURN LANE.'-COOPERACCORDING TO THE INVESTIGATION,THE LEFT HAND TURN LANE.'-COOPERACCORDING TO THE INVESTIGATION,AACCORDING TO THE INVESTIGATION,AANUMBER OF DAYS LATER CENTERTONNUMBER OF DAYS LATER CENTERTONMAYOR BILL EDWARDS CONTACTED LT.MAYOR BILL EDWARDS CONTACTED LT.KECK ASKING TO MEET WITH HIMKECK ASKING TO MEET WITH HIMALONG WITH THE BENTONVILLEALONG WITH THE BENTONVILLEALONG WITH THE BENTONVILLEPOLICE CHIEF JON SIMPSONPOLICE CHIEF JON SIMPSONAND THE CENTERTON OFFICER WHOAND THE CENTERTON OFFICER WHOWORKED THE ACCIDENT.WORKED THE ACCIDENT.AFTER THAT MEETING THE ACCIDENTAFTER THAT MEETING THE ACCIDENTREPORT WAS CHANGED TO REFLECTAFTER THAT MEETING THE ACCIDENTREPORT WAS CHANGED TO REFLECTTHE DRIVERREPORT WAS CHANGED TO REFLECTTHE DRIVERTHE DRIVERWHO PULLED OUT OF MCDONALDS WASWHO PULLED OUT OF MCDONALDS WASFAULTED FOR FAILURE TO YIELD.FAULTED FOR FAILURE TO YIELD.BUT HE WAS NEVER ISSUED ABUT HE WAS NEVER ISSUED ACITATION.

IN A STATEMENT WEBUT HE WAS NEVER ISSUED ACITATION.

IN A STATEMENT WERECEIVED FROM LT.CITATION.

IN A STATEMENT WERECEIVED FROM LT.RECEIVED FROM LT.KECK HE SAYS AT NO TIME DID HEKECK HE SAYS AT NO TIME DID HEFEEL PRESSURED TO CHANGE THEKECK HE SAYS AT NO TIME DID HEFEEL PRESSURED TO CHANGE THEACCIDENTFEEL PRESSURED TO CHANGE THEACCIDENTFEEL PRESSURED TO CHANGE THEACCIDENTREPORT.

BUT THATS NOT WHAT WASACCIDENTREPORT.

BUT THATS NOT WHAT WASREPORT.

BUT THATS NOT WHAT WASREPORT.

BUT THATS NOT WHAT WASSAID IN ANSAID IN ANINTERVIEW WITH BENTON COUNTYINTERVIEW WITH BENTON COUNTYDETECTIVE.

SOT OF INTERVIEW WITHDETECTIVE.

SOT OF INTERVIEW WITHDETECTIVE.

SOT OF INTERVIEW WITHKECK/DETECTIVE ABOUT BEINGKECK/DETECTIVE ABOUT BEINGPRESSURED HERE IS BODY CAM VIDEOPRESSURED HERE IS BODY CAM VIDEOOF AN OFFICER ON SCENE OF THEPRESSURED HERE IS BODY CAM VIDEOOF AN OFFICER ON SCENE OF THEACCIDENT, EXPLAININGOF AN OFFICER ON SCENE OF THEACCIDENT, EXPLAININGACCIDENT, EXPLAININGACCIDENT, EXPLAININGTO THE GIRL WHAT SHE DID WASTO THE GIRL WHAT SHE DID WASTO THE GIRL WHAT SHE DID WASWRONG.

'THE DEPUTY THAT WAS OUTTO THE GIRL WHAT SHE DID WASWRONG.

'THE DEPUTY THAT WAS OUTTHERE SAYS THERE WAS CARSWRONG.

'THE DEPUTY THAT WAS OUTTHERE SAYS THERE WAS CARSWRONG.

'THE DEPUTY THAT WAS OUTTHERE SAYS THERE WAS CARSSTOPPED, YOU WENT AROUND THETHERE SAYS THERE WAS CARSSTOPPED, YOU WENT AROUND THETHERE SAYS THERE WAS CARSSTOPPED, YOU WENT AROUND THECARS TO TRY AND MAKE A LEFTSTOPPED, YOU WENT AROUND THECARS TO TRY AND MAKE A LEFTCARS TO TRY AND MAKE A LEFTHAND TURN.'-POLICE 'YEAH, THEYHAND TURN.'-POLICE 'YEAH, THEYWERE CARS.'-GIRLWERE CARS.'-GIRL'YOU UNDERSTAND YOU ARE NOTSUPPOSE TO DO THAT.'-POLICE'THE DEPUTY THAT WAS OUT THERE'THE DEPUTY THAT WAS OUT THERESAYS THERE WAS CARS STOPPED,SAYS THERE WAS CARS STOPPED,YOU WENT AROUND THE CARS TO TRYYOU WENT AROUND THE CARS TO TRYAND MAKE A LEFT HANDYOU WENT AROUND THE CARS TO TRYAND MAKE A LEFT HANDTURN.'-POLICEAND MAKE A LEFT HANDTURN.'-POLICETURN.'-POLICETURN.'-POLICE'YEAH, THEY WERE CARS.'-GIRLTURN.'-POLICE'YEAH, THEY WERE CARS.'-GIRL'YOU UNDERSTAND YOU ARE NOT'YEAH, THEY WERE CARS.'-GIRL'YOU UNDERSTAND YOU ARE NOT'YEAH, THEY WERE CARS.'-GIRL'YOU UNDERSTAND YOU ARE NOTSUPPOSE TO'YOU UNDERSTAND YOU ARE NOTSUPPOSE TOSUPPOSE TODO THAT.'-POLICE 'SO IS THATDO THAT.'-POLICE 'SO IS THATWHAT HAPPENED.?'-POLICEWHAT HAPPENED.?'-POLICE'YES.'-GIRLTHE DAMAGE TO EACH CAR WAS ABOUTTHE DAMAGE TO EACH CAR WAS ABOUTFIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS.FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS.FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS.NOW, ITS IMPORTANT TO MENTIONNOW, ITS IMPORTANT TO MENTIONNOW, ITS IMPORTANT TO MENTIONTHE CASE WAS REVIEWD BY BENTONNOW, ITS IMPORTANT TO MENTIONTHE CASE WAS REVIEWD BY BENTONCOUNTYTHE CASE WAS REVIEWD BY BENTONCOUNTYCOUNTYCOUNTYPROSECUTOR NATHAN SMITH.

HEPROSECUTOR NATHAN SMITH.

HEPROSECUTOR NATHAN SMITH.

HEDETERMINED A CRIME WASNTDETERMINED A CRIME WASNTDETERMINED A CRIME WASNTCOMMIITTED.

WE DID ASK IF ANYDETERMINED A CRIME WASNTCOMMIITTED.

WE DID ASK IF ANYBENTONVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENTDETERMINED A CRIME WASNTCOMMIITTED.

WE DID ASK IF ANYBENTONVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENTPOLICIES WERE VIOLATED.

WE HAVECOMMIITTED.

WE DID ASK IF ANYBENTONVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENTPOLICIES WERE VIOLATED.

WE HAVEBENTONVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENTPOLICIES WERE VIOLATED.

WE HAVEPOLICIES WERE VIOLATED.

WE HAVE

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