Clint Epperly

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Service Record

Agency Kansas Highway Patrol
Last Known Status Separated
Agency Baldwin City Kansas Police Department
Rank Sergeant[1]
Dates of Service Hired approximately 2012.[1]
Salary $56,602 (2019)[2]
Last Known Status Active[3]

Commendations

2008 Plaque of Appreciation

In 2008, Epperly received a Plaque of Appreciation from the Kansas Highway Patrol.[4]

Incident Reports

2008 Official Misconduct

On December 18, 2008, Epperly made a traffic stop. A tractor trailer was seized as part of a drug investigation. Epperly was accused of removing items from the vehicle, including a GPS device that he erased.[5][6]

On December 20, 2008, Epperly was captured on video returning to the stored vehicle to remove additional items.[5]

Evidence custody and vehicle inventory lists filed by Epperly were inconsistent.[5]

Response Timeline

In July 2009, Epperly was charged with felony official misconduct for erasing the GPS device and misdemeanor theft for removing the items from the vehicle.[5]

On January 13, 2010, Epperly was acquitted of the charges after a bench trial as the state had failed to prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt.[5]

On December 1, 2021, Epperly filed to have the arrest expunged from his record.[5]

2014 False Impersonation

Epperly made comments on social media about his role in law enforcement.[1]

Response Timeline

In March 2014, Epperly was charged with two counts of misdemeanor false impersonation.[1]

On July 25, 2014, prosecutors dropped the charges.[1]

On December 1, 2021, Epperly filed to have the arrest expunged from his record.[5]

A judge granted the petition to expunge the false impersonation charges from Epperly's record. Epperly would still be required to disclose the charges if applying for employment in law enforcement or if called as a material witness in court.[1]

On December 30, 2021, the same judge set aside his earlier ruling to also consider the expungement in the 2009 case.[1]

LEO Ratings

Training and Tactics rating: neutral
Protect & Serve rating: neutral
Individual Rights rating: neutral
Accountability and Integrity rating: neutral
Off Duty rating: neutral
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