OCTOBER 24, 2006 - Posted at 4:09 p.m. CDT
LITTLE ROCK, AR - The FBI office in Little Rock today launched an effort to try to root out public corruption. Special Agent in Charge Bill Temple announced the bureau has a new anti-corruption hotline, which the public can use to report abuse of office by public officials.
Temple says callers can remain anonymous but that the bureau prefers to be able to work with callers to the hotline. He says the bureau can offer those callers protection.
Temple says investigating public corruption is a top priority for his office and that he hopes members of the public will shine light on any shady dealings they know about involving government officials.
The FBI also has a Web site for reporting Arkansas corruption.
Arkansas FBI anti-corruption hotline: 501-221-8200
On the Net: http://reportcorruption.fbi.gov