Drug bust money for police equipment
HAMMOND - The city council in Hammond is introducing an ordinance to purchase police equipment with money from drug busts.
The ordinance would use $31,000 from an account containing money seized mostly from drug dealers and narcotics arrests.
It would be used to buy bulletproof shields for the police department that could be used in the event of a school shooting along with vests to allow officers to carry more ammunition.
A public hearing on the ordinance will be held January 7th.
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