Police chief accused of abusing power

Police chief accused of abusing power

WOODRUFF COUNTY, AR (KAIT) - A Region 8 police chief is no longer on the job after being arrested and accused of abusing his power.

Cotton Plant Police Chief Bobby Burnett is being investigated for writing tickets and keeping the money from drivers, according to a report by KARK.

He was arrested earlier this month after an investigation that actually began a year ago, according to the Woodruff County Prosecuting Attorney.

It actually began while Burnett was still just an officer, before being promoted to chief earlier this year.

For more on this story, visit KARK's website.

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