Small Town Police Force Sees Need To Up Its Arsenal

By: WOWT Email
By: WOWT Email

In the wake of a series of mass shootings, the Marion, Iowa Police Department is looking to buy semi-automatic guns for its officers.

Currently, only the SWAT team carries these rifles. Marion's police chief says he doesn't want responders to be at a disadvantage on the streets. The City Council is expected to vote on the purchase this week.

Marion, population around 35,000, is located just east of Cedar Rapids.


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