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Video: Cop Tells Sheriff To 'Calm Down'

July 03, 2012  | 

VIDEO: Heated Exchange Between Sheriff and Cop

Benton County Sheriff Keith Ferguson exchanged tense words Saturday with a Bentonville police officer who pulled him over to ask about an improper license plate.

At 11:06 a.m. Saturday, a Bentonville police cruiser with two uniformed officers pulled over a newer black Chevrolet Silverado driven by Ferguson at 406 S. Walton Blvd., reports 5NEWS.

In video captured by the officer's dash-mounted camera, one officer can be heard telling Ferguson the tags showed up during a check as having no registration information. The sheriff tells the officer he is driving a county vehicle and adds he doesn't have the insurance or registration information on him. The officer can be heard telling Ferguson to calm down.

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DaveSAM25G @ 7/3/2012 7:52 PM

Think the officer did his job did he get a return before approaching the vehicle or after? I also think the Sheriff has alot on his mind...I am sure many have seen this type of activity before I'll be honest (Dean Scoville) just wrote a good article on respect and treatment - think it should be required reading for sure!

MJ @ 7/4/2012 10:19 AM

There is always friction between county and city LE. The city did not have to send that video to the news agency. that city agency was just trying to make the sheriff look bad.

BK @ 7/4/2012 10:22 AM

Interesting that these people work in the same jurisdiction and cannot crack the code - did the officer making the traffic stop have proof of insurance in his vehicle? Chances are that answer would be no, because fleet vehicles owned by the city/county/state are usually self-insured. Perhaps the chief needs to change this guy's rank from corporal to rookie...embarrassing.

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