Bentonville Police Officer Placed On Administrative Leave After Battery Charge

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — A Bentonville police officer has been placed on administrative leave after being charged with third-degree battery.

On Thursday (Aug. 29) Chris Alexander was served with a warrant for third-degree battery. He turned himself in to police.

The incident happened on January 1, 2019.

Chief Hayes Minor from the Rogers Police Department released the following statement:

"The Rogers Police Department was contacted by leadership from the Bentonville Police Department in January of 2019 asking us to investigate an incident involving one of their officers which occurred at Mercy Hospital in Rogers.  Detectives from the Rogers Police Department conducted the investigation and turned the results of the investigation over to the Benton County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.  Once the investigation was turned over to the Prosecutor’s Office, Rogers PD took no further action in this investigation beyond meeting with State Police investigators to provide information from our case file.  RPD officers did not take part in the arrest of the Bentonville Officer."

In a press release, the Bentonville Police Department stated that it will closely monitor the situation.

No other information about the case has been released at this point.

Stay with 5NEWS for updates on this developing story.

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