CO-ANCHOR MARGARET PRESTON
The alleged Mena drug smuggling operation is getting new attention on two fronts today -- and as Bob Clauson tells us, it's attention that both sides hope will play out in a court room.
REPORTER BOB CLAUSON
Copies of this video have been moving around this state and the country for that matter for about a year. It's called Obstruction of Justice the Mena Connection. It accuses a lot of people of a lot of things. Well today this lawsuit made it's way into federal court and it accuses that video of a lot of things too.
The video takes people back to 1987 and the alleged murders of Don Henry and Kevin Ives and along this portion of Saline County rail road tracks. Jay Campbell -- an officer of the law, knows the story -- but says that's about it.
I've never done one minute of investigation on this case, I've never laid eyes on either one of these two kids or anyone involved in this case.
But the video suggests that Campbell knows a lot more.
It was now more than eight years since the incident on the tracks. The pieces of the puzzle had finally come together. Eye witnesses had implicated several people in the murders and subsequent cover-ups,including Prosecutor Dan Harmon, Deputy Prosecutor Richard Garrett, Sheriff Jim Steed, and officers Jay Campbell, Kirk Lane, and Danny Allen.
Campbell and another officer -- is now suing the video maker -- asking the producers to provide them with the basis and verification process for that statement. The Mother of one of the victims says -- lets go to court.
Discovery works two ways, it'll be interesting to say the least. Maybe the truth will finally be revealed in a court of law.
Campbell says he’s looking forward to that day in court too. He says he wants those tapes pulled off the shelf. In this case both sides are looking forward to their day in court.