An Arkansas police SWAT officer has been found guilty of illegally passing a school bus.  Photo by Lois Cordes

An Arkansas police SWAT officer has been found guilty of illegally passing a school bus. Photo by Lois Cordes

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A police SWAT officer here has been found guilty of illegally passing a stopped school bus in September, KATV reports.

The news source shows school bus video camera footage of the incident. Footage from the front of the bus shows the driver stopping the bus and a student exiting. The bus driver then begins honking the horn. Video camera footage from the back of the bus shows students watching a police car illegally pass the bus.

Six months later, James Jenkins, the officer who was driving that police car, has been found guilty of illegally passing the bus, according to KATV. In Arkansas, it is a misdemeanor to illegally pass a school bus. If found guilty, a motorist could face 21 days of driver's license suspension, up to a $1,000 fine, 90 days in prison, or up to 400 hours of community service, the news source reports.

Lt. Steven McClanahan told KATV that the incident is still under an internal investigation within the Little Rock Police Department, and that, in his opinion, “it would warrant some kind of suspension, if not termination.”

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