- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 8, 2016

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) - A former civilian investigator with the Arkansas State Police Crimes Against Children Division has been accused of fabricating reports in 43 cases in Benton and Washington counties.

The Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (https://bit.ly/2fPxC4P ) reports that a woman was arrested Oct. 27 in connection with tampering with a public record and has been released. The woman hasn’t been charged.

Arkansas State Police spokesman Bill Sadler says a division supervisor conducting a random audit in January questioned the integrity of the woman’s investigative reports. Washington County prosecutor Matt Durrett says it doesn’t appear that any children were left in danger or removed from a home based on the reports.

The state Department of Human Services conducted an internal review of the woman’s cases and found no indication of falsified reports or children being left in risk of harm.

The woman is to be arraigned Dec. 5.


Information from: Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, https://www.nwaonline.com

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