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State Police investigate Michael Dyer stop

The Arkansas State Police Department are investigating the actions of the trooper involved in the March 2012 traffic stop involving ASU running back Michael Dyer that lead to his dismissal from the Red Wolves.
LITTLE ROCK, AR – The Arkansas State Police Department are investigating the actions of the trooper involved in the March 2012 traffic stop involving ASU running back Michael Dyer that lead to his dismissal from the Red Wolves.

”The traffic stop involved two vehicles, one operated by Michael Dyer and the other by Ronnie Wright.

Both drivers were cited by Trooper Denney for speeding 96 miles per hour in a 70 mile per hour zone. The tickets are on file at White County District Court.

On the dashcam video, Denney said he found marijuana and a gun in the car Dyer drove.  He appeared reluctant to call Arkansas State Head Coach Gus Malzahn, telling Dyer "I really don't want to tell him about this because of the NCAA crap."  Later in the exchange, Denney says "Maybe we can get together some other time and you can have it back after me and coach talk."

A copy of the traffic stop video recording captured by Trooper Denney’s patrol car camera has been released under the provisions of the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Arkansas State Police would not comment, only giving us this statement:  "Presently there is a personnel matter associated with the investigation of Trooper Denney pending before Colonel Howard and at this time the department is prohibited from acknowledging any further information about the internal investigation."

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