Duggar Police Records Destroyed Just Thursday
The Springdale, Arkansas police department just this week expunged Josh Duggar’s police report.
Springdale police spokesman Scott Lewis said Judge Stacey Zimmerman ordered the 2006 offense report destroyed Thursday. Zimmerman didn’t return a request for comment on Friday.
“The judge ordered us yesterday to expunge that record,” Lewis said, adding that similar records are typically kept indefinitely. “As far as the Springdale Police Department is concerned, this report doesn’t exist.”
Neither Duggar nor his father, a former state representative, returned calls seeking comment Friday.
Several Arkansas Republicans have rallied behind the Duggar family, which is still engrained in state politics. Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar attended the kickoff event earlier this month for Republican presidential nominee Mike Huckabee, who supported the family in a Facebook post on Friday.
It’s reported that the judge gave the order to destroy the records to protect the identity of a minor. However, it’s certainly possible to keep the record and redact sensitive information.
CHOCOL8MILK May 22nd, 2015 at 5:36 pm
“Similar records are typically kept indefinitely. As far as the Springdale Police Department is concerned, this report doesn’t exist.” Helps to have political connections.
allison1050 May 22nd, 2015 at 5:57 pm
Doesn’t it though.
BarbL May 22nd, 2015 at 6:09 pm
We knew that but this kind of caught me off guard. Wasn’t aware of just how strong the political connections are! This is all blatantly shameful. There are children involved in this…….no one seems to care. And Duggar children on top of it! Not to mention outside
of the family.
whatthe46 May 22nd, 2015 at 7:16 pm
too late. the cats out of the bag.
allison1050 May 22nd, 2015 at 5:56 pm
The judge didn’t have to have the records destroyed the underage girl(s) names could have been blocked. The parents and the judge are only concerned about protecting their son with no concern about their daughters or any other girls he molested.
Dwendt44 May 22nd, 2015 at 7:29 pm
The girls are now adults though and can ask that their names be redacted.
allison1050 May 22nd, 2015 at 7:30 pm
I understand that 1 of the daughters wrote a book where she mentioned the abuse so it must have still been bothering her of course how could it not?
David Cult May 23rd, 2015 at 9:21 pm
And these girls still had to live in the same house with this perverted incestuous brother?
allison1050 May 23rd, 2015 at 10:36 pm
Gwen Mark May 24th, 2015 at 10:23 am
I think Duggar was a juvenile himself when the insidents happened. THAT would be why the records were sealed and then expunged.
allison1050 May 24th, 2015 at 11:00 am
They would have been stored like they had been Gwen, he is after all 27 now.
whatthe46 May 22nd, 2015 at 7:17 pm
why am i not surprised that republiklans are speaking out on their behalf. sick minds stick together.
katkelly57 May 22nd, 2015 at 9:41 pm
2nd break for these jackassholes…first, daddy doesn’t turn his kid in till the statute of limitations expire and now expungement of records.
Once those kids truly realize what damage is being done to all of them, I hope they leave home…running.
lynchie May 23rd, 2015 at 10:47 am
They are the Stepford Kids. Never allowed outside the bubble and now they are celebrities like the Kardashians
AnthonyLook May 22nd, 2015 at 11:02 pm
White privilege justice at work.
David Cult May 23rd, 2015 at 9:20 pm
Green privilege, it’s all about money, not race. Wake up.
William May 23rd, 2015 at 1:22 am
Hey now, c’mon. When the Patriarch of the Duggar gaggle found out, young Josh received a very stern lecture from a cop.
Jim Bob Duggar said he disciplined his son and took him a year later with church elders to meet with a state trooper and family friend, Jim Hutchens, who gave the teen a “very stern talk” but did not take any official action.
Hutchens is currently serving a 56-year sentence for child pornography.
whatthe46 May 23rd, 2015 at 1:39 am
Gindy51 May 23rd, 2015 at 6:51 am
And the cop was a known chimo and so was the counselor he sent his spawn to. Evil and cover up all around. Wanna bet this batch of cultists is nothing more than a grooming sect for child abuse?
StoneyCurtisll May 23rd, 2015 at 1:42 am
“I would do anything to go back to those teen years and take different
actions,” Duggar wrote. “In my life today, I am so very thankful for
God’s grace, mercy and redemption.”…
Problem is Josh..
We can’t go back in time, and the nasty deeds you committed are still there…
And all the praying to and asking for forgiveness from your false god do not excuse you from guilt.
lynchie May 23rd, 2015 at 10:45 am
but he knows he will never be held accountable.
Jeffrey Samuels May 23rd, 2015 at 11:28 am
when you want to make up for despicable behavior, you don’t go about it by accusing innocent people of the same. That is just hypocrisy, not repentance.
Mark R.M. Holmstrand May 23rd, 2015 at 3:53 am
The police records are widely available on the Internet. For instance: https://m.imgur.com/a/zqPMi#
KillAllTheRednecks . May 23rd, 2015 at 7:29 am
Well, ain’t that just f-ing convenient!
rrh May 23rd, 2015 at 11:21 am
Oh what a wonderful world – for these criminals, anyway — the judge should be dismissed, the police as well – but – damn talk about hypocrits — that entire family and the “legal proffesionals” there protecting them???? NOT A MISTAKE – This was a criminal act, and should be treated as such !!!!
Jeffrey Samuels May 23rd, 2015 at 11:26 am
hypocricy at its most blatant
William May 23rd, 2015 at 12:46 pm
“hypocrisy at its most blatant”
labman57 May 23rd, 2015 at 11:48 am
Lemme guess — God spoke to the judge and directed her to issue the order to have the records destroyed.
William May 23rd, 2015 at 1:33 pm
Betty Bowers nailed it.
robert May 24th, 2015 at 6:49 pm
quite a story being told by gawker and yet bill is promoting his new series Legends and lies
what good timing
David Cult May 23rd, 2015 at 9:18 pm
If that couple knocked on my door, I wouldn’t take the chain off to speak to them. They look like of couple of mannequins.