One month after his arrest in a public record tampering case, Mayflower's police chief has been decertified by a state commission.
KARK 4 News learned of the action against Billy Paul Baker, 46, today from the Arkansas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Training (ACLEST).
Baker had signed a consent decree agreeing to forfeit his law enforcement officer license following his arrest, which the ACLEST received today.
The decertification means that Baker can not serve in law enforcement anywhere in the state.
Original story (December 10):
The Chief of Police in Mayflower has turned himself in to authorities and is being charged with tampering with a public record.
According to Faulkner County Jail records, 46-year-old Billy Paul Baker was arrested and charged at 10:01 Monday morning and was released just nine minutes later.
Baker is accused of falsifying documents in order to acquire certification for the entire department to use radar guns for speeding.
His status as Mayflower Police Chief remains in question until a decertification hearing scheduled for January.