New Tasers

The Forrest City Police Department has nine new Taser guns. Chief Deon Lee inspects one he had just taken out of the box. The Taser guns were purchased with city funds, but according to Lee, the Arkansas Legislature is expected to subsidize the department for the purchase. On Tuesday, the Forrest City City Council approved a recommendation made by Lee to the personnel committee to implement a new set of guidelines to the police department’s set of policies for how officers will be allowed to use the Tasers. Photo by Caleb Talley

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