BUCHANAN COUNTY, IOWA – A former Iowa deputy allegedly stopped a female driver, asked for nudes, and is now charged with serious crimes.
On June 3, 2022, Klint Bentley, a former Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputy, was charged in Buchanan County Court with extortion, non-felonious misconduct in office, and accepting a bribe.
According to the complaint:
“On February 4th 2022, at 10:05 pm Klint Bentley was on duty in uniform as a Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputy when he stopped a vehicle for speed near 120th St and Fairbank-Amish Boulevard in rural Buchanan County. Bentley requested the female driver show her breasts during the traffic stop in lieu of a citation. Bentley asked the female “What’s in it for me” during the traffic stop. After the traffic stop was discontinued, Bentley continued to ask for nude photos from the female driver via text message. The interaction during the traffic stop was recorded by the female victim.”
On February 7th, 2022, the Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office and the Buchanan County Attorney’s Office requested the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation and the Iowa Attorney General’s Office to investigate due to a conflict of interest. On February 8, 2022, Bentley was terminated from the Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office.