Jonesboro police officer suspended for "poor investigation"

Jonesboro police officer suspended for "poor investigation"

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A Jonesboro police officer was suspended for conducting "a poor investigation" into alleged vandalism on Jan. 1, 2015.

According to documents provided to Region 8 News by the Jonesboro Police Department, Officer Nicholas Dumond was found to have violated 2 policies, "improper investigation, training and officer safety issues" and "improper seizure, policy 525, VII, A-B and C".

Dumond was suspended for 2 days without pay and ordered to complete 2 days of retraining, according to a memo from Police Chief Rick Elliott.

According to the memo, Dumond was "dispatched to investigate a vandalism call caused by a vehicle rutting up a residence located on Bermuda Drive."

Officer Dumond then found a vehicle matching the description and pulled it over. During the traffic stop, Dumond found a .22 caliber rifle, .40 caliber handgun, a hunting knife and a machete. Each weapon and suspect were noted in the incident report.

However, according to the memo, Dumond secured a pair of brass knuckles from one passenger but the item was not logged in Dumond's report.

Brass knuckles are classified as prohibited weapons and it is a Class A misdemeanor to have them, according to the memo.

The memo also stated that Dumond failed to call for help after he detected the smell of marijuana and he did not conduct an investigation into the alleged vandalism.

"Finally, there was no effort on your part to investigate the rutting of the property on Bermuda Drive," the memo stated.

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