FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Sebastian County Prosecuting Attorney Daniel Shue said the perjury investigation involving Captain Jarrard Copeland of the Fort Smith Police Department is ongoing.
The Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office conducted the investigation and turned their files over to the prosecuting attorney’s office for review Thursday (March 10).
The perjury investigation stems from a whistle blower lawsuit hearing in August 2014.
The lawsuit was filed by former police officers Don Paul Bales, Rick Entmeir and Wendall Sampson Jr. The three claim they were either disciplined or fired from the department for attempting to bring to light to what they believed was illegal behavior within the police department.