by Brian A. Wilkins
ORIGINAL LINK: http://blog.operation-nation.com/2010/03/14/bella-vista-police-shooting-fbi-may-take-over-case.aspx
Watching and listening to Bella Vista (AR) Police Chief Ken Farmer weasel his way through direct questioning about the kangaroo investigations allegedly being conducted by Arkansas State Police and his department, was like watching Ari Fleisher attempt to justify George W. Bush’s “Presidency.”
“Investigations” are entering week eight, and still, there has been zero official comment or explanation about the cold-blooded murder of Mr. James Patrick Ahern back on Jan. 20, at the hands of currently-vacationing Bella Vista thug cop Coleman Brackney.
OP-NAT commenters have kept the murder up-to-date and fresh in the minds of the Arkansas public. While media in northwest Arkansas have done their customary best to report on local police, without disturbing that fragile media/cop relationship. From KFSM TV-5 In Fort Smith, AR.
But the case may soon reach a larger segment of the country.
Operation-Nation has learned from multiple sources that the FBI is likely to take over the investigation, because the information given to them by Bella Vista Police has been inconsistent with the reality of the case.
Two separate sources have told us that the FBI received false information from Chief Farmer about the facts of the case. Farmer and the Arkansas State Police told the FBI that “no witnesses” saw what happened that night. I guess Farmer forgot about all the witnesses who spoke with media after the murder took place.
The FBI, according to a source, has said they will take over the investigation if it is discovered their investigation “does not match the [Arkansas State Police] investigation.”
If the FBI can quickly makes a common sense determination (as opposed to an elongated “cop” determination) that the BVPD and Arkansas State Police are blatantly and arrogantly lying, this investigation should become federal within the next week. But don’t bet on it. We predicted the inevitable “justified” result of this murder would come within 10-16 weeks after Mr. Ahern’s death, so Farmer and the boys are still right on schedule. I assume the “results” will be released by the end of this month, so to avoid federal takeover of an active State investigation.
We’ve had several Bella Vista residents tell us that they are being forced to move out of town for their own safety, as the police thugs there are targeting witnesses and anyone who has spoken up about the murder. Remember: Americans are supposed to blindly accept what the government is doing to its own people.
Though it is nice to put one of these police terror organizations on notice, it is still an extreme longshot for any serious charges to be pressed against the Bella Vista killer cop, Brackney. The United States simply does not punish this sort of behavior, and instead rewards it with paid vacations and positive press coverage. The FBI could make a statement of support to the American public by taking over this case, which makes the latter all the more unlikely.
Bella Vista (AR) Police Thugs Murder James Patrick Ahern; Trying To Cover It Up (1/21/2010)
This may be coming a little late, but I’ve noticed that you never updated the article to show that Brackney has indeed been convicted of manslaughter. I don’t know all the facts of the case, but the fact that you refer to Bella Vista police as “thug cops” has me literally laughing out loud. Coming from someone who has had several run-ins with the law (i.e., I don’t like cops), I can tell you that no matter the crime committed, from a minor traffic violation to something more severe, you are more likely to be treated as an actual human being by the Bella Vista Police Department than any other I have ever seen, Brackney included. They are anything but thugs and are the only police department in the area that I would ever speak highly of (including Benton County, Bentonville, Rogers, Springdale, the entire Northwest Arkansas area), and Brackney was one of the coolest, most down-to-earth cops I’ve ever met. But as far as people having to move away out of fear, hahaha. Bella Vista was a retirement village (yes, village) up until 2007 (possibly 2008) before residents voted to actually make it an incorporated town. Anyone who told you they are being forced to move out of fear was simply grossly exaggerating or reacting out of shock to the situation, because violence really does not happen here…period (one of the lowest crime rates in the nation, and not due to a brutal police force). Yes, police harrassment does happen, especially with those involved in drugs, but more often than not this occurs at the hands of the Benton County Sheriffs Department (which does, ironically, fit every “thug” description and the like that you affitted the BVPD).
Well, I guess that is a matter of opinion. Bella Vista in it self is nothing but a policical, butt kissing community – cops included. If they don’t like you, well, you might as well hang it up and move because they will single you out, make life rough for you, and discriminate against you. If you try to stand up for your rights, well,that’s another thing also, they do not like people who try to uphold the Constitution. As far as the Bentonville police and the Benton County Sheriff’s’s dept, well, they have always been there for me, and have treated me with respect. So, like I said I guess it is a matter of opinion.
Sounds like your a member of the Bellevista police dept. or you do not know what the hell you are talking about. He has not been convicted as of 8/20/10. Where do you get your information from?