Friday, August 29, 2014

KNWA: Developments on Rogers City Attorney Ben Lipscomb

Posted By on Fri, Aug 29, 2014 at 1:19 PM

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KNWA is reporting on a news conference this morning by Rogers Mayor Greg Hines on the station's continuing look at Rogers City Attorney Ben Lipscomb. A special prosecutor is reviewing an allegation he described himself as an undercover officer to get special privileges at a Miranda Lambert concert (an event that prompted a bit of history here on his past dealings with an immigrant issue). 

KNWA reported this morning:

On Friday, Mayor Hines will hold a press conference at 10:30 to discuss KNWA's investigation and the contents of documents involving Lipscomb, including two police reports, turned over to KNWA/Fox 24 Friday morning.

According to a statement from the city, "Mayor Hines believes that the contents of the case files will create questions from the press which qualify as public interest and wants to make himself available in order to address the issues."

Update: It appears that an FOI for  police reports concerning Lipscomb turned up his name in a traffic accident, as a witness to a grocery store shoplifting and, more significantly, as object of a complaint of harassing communication by another attorney and as having shared Xanax from a personal prescription with a city employee questioned by police. That drug incident was reviewed by the Benton County prosecutor and no charge was filed, the mayor said.


Here's an account of Lipscomb's 'pissing match' with a local lawyer.
Among other repartee, you'll see the lawyer, Bill Horton, brought up the substantial sum Lipscomb cost the city — $300,000 — in recommending firing of another city employee.

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