Killeen: Local police officer charged with filing false report

Killeen police Officer Benjamin Harp, 44, who reported on Feb. 24 that his personal vehicle had been burglarized was charged Friday with filing a false report. (Jail photo)
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KILLEEN, Texas (KWTX) Killeen police Officer Benjamin Harp, 44, who reported on Feb. 24 that his personal vehicle had been burglarized was charged Friday with filing a false report.

The five-year KPD veteran turned himself in Friday at the Bell County Jail.

“The actions of this officer do not reflect the integrity displayed by the employees of the Killeen Police Department every day,” police Chief Charles Kimble said.

“Accountability is paramount in our organization.”

Harp has been placed on administrative leave, police Commander Ronnie Supak said in a press release Friday.

Harp told on-duty officers that his vehicle had been broken into and that Killeen Police Department property was stolen, Supak said.

“Harp provided a statement to investigating officers on scene that was proven false during the course of the investigation,” he said.

No further details were provided.