HOME ABOUT CAMPAIGNS CRISIS CENTER ACTIVIST CENTER MEDIA CENTER HUNTING ACCIDENTS C.A.S.H. NEWSLETTER

Hunting Accident File > VIOLATIONS > 2006

Game and Fish suspends wildlife officers pending hunting probe

Game and Fish suspends wildlife officers pending hunting probe Friday, Jul 28, 2006

Arkansas News Bureau

LITTLE ROCK - Two state Game and Fish Commission wildlife officers have been suspended with pay pending an investigation into allegations of hunting violations, the agency' director said Thursday.

Game and Fish Director Scott Henderson said he was handling the probe as an internal matter, but he did not rule out other agencies, including federal authorities, getting involved.

If substantiated, sanctions for the alleged violations could range from reprimands to termination, Henderson said, depending on the facts of the case.

"Any allegations against our folks I would characterize as not trivial," he said. "This could affect people's careers and lives."

Henderson said the allegations were brought to his attention this week and that supervisory personnel have conducted interviews.

"Both officers were placed on administrative leave on July 18 and the investigation into the matter is still ongoing," James F. Goodhart, the commission's chief counsel, said.

The agency would not disclose the names of the officers or give details about the allegations against them. It also denied a request made under the state Freedom of Information Act for personnel records and other documents related to the administrative action, saying it would do so only after final disposition of the case.

Return to Hunting Violations index


Fair Use Notice: This document may contain copyrighted material whose use has not been specifically authorized by the copyright owners. We believe that this not-for-profit, educational use on the Web constitutes a fair use of the copyrighted material (as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law). If you wish to use this copyrighted material for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.

 
 

Home  |  About  |  Campaigns  |  Crisis Center  |  Activists  |  Media  |  Hunting Accidents  |  Newsletter

C.A.S.H.
PO Box 562 New Paltz, NY 12561
Phone 845-256-1400 Fax 845-818-3622
E-mail: cash@cashwildwatch.org
Anne Muller - President

 

C.A.S.H. is a committee of Wildlife Watch, Inc.
a 501(c)3 Not-for-Profit Corporation.
Contributions are tax-deductible.

All content copyright C.A.S.H. unless otherwise noted.

We welcome your comments
   

Thank you for visiting all-creatures.org

Sponsored & Maintained by The Mary T. and Frank L. Hoffman Family Foundation