ROGERS (KFSM) – A special prosecutor is set to begin investigating Friday whether the Rogers city attorney impersonated a police officer in Bentonville, according to Rogers city officials.
Crawford County Prosecutor Marc McCune is scheduled to be sworn in Friday in Benton County, after which he will begin his investigation into city attorney Ben Lipscomb’s alleged criminal action, according to the mayor’s office in Rogers.
Officials said the investigation stems from a complaint the City of Rogers received alleging Lipscomb impersonated a police officer in Bentonville. The city forwarded the complaint to the Benton County Prosecutor’s Office.
“An investigation was conducted, and the file was sealed awaiting the appointment of a special prosecutor,” according to a statement released by Rogers Mayor Greg Hines. “It would be inappropriate for me to comment any further at this time.”
Bentonville police investigated the situation, and McCune was later named as the special prosecutor in the case by the Arkansas Office of the Prosecutor Coordinator, Rogers city officials said.