Officers say Centerton Mayor Ignores Complaints Made Against Police Chief

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New information is revealed regarding accusations of misconduct against Centerton’s interim police chief. We spoke exclusively with employees who say they’ve filed complaints with the Mayor who has done nothing about it.

KNWA was the first station to show you a recording of a Centerton Police officer claiming mistreatment by the interim chief.

Officer David Lopez is on film telling Mayor Bill Edwards he’s experienced discrimination and other unethical behavior from Interim Police Chief Lieutenant Anthony Keck.

Since we released that video, former and current officers have reached out to KNWA saying they too have filed complaints and told the city about the hostile work environment at the police department. They say they’ve all been dismissed.

According to those officers, Mayor Edwards has thrown away or deleted complaints so no one can see them.

In the video Mayor Edwards admits he has not taken action against Lt. Keck. In this same footage Officer Lopez explains how he was targeted.

This is how Mayor Edwards responds:

Mayor Edwards: “I have to answer this text. Sorry I’m trying to get a haircut scheduled.”
Lopez: “Do you think that’s targeting?”
Mayor Edwards: “Uhh I don’t know.”

Mayor Edwards says he’s trying to schedule a haircut, while an officer is reporting misconduct by the chief.

We spoke to the Mayor Wednesday. He told us the city attorney is handling the situation.

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