Ga. police beef up sidearms to counter criminals

DeKalb cops go from 9 mm to .40-caliber sidearms


By Megan Matteucci
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

DeKALB, Ga. — Gangs and drug traffickers have ditched their pistols for assault rifles and other military-style firearms, leaving police outgunned.

To beef up its arsenal, the DeKalb County Police Department is trading in its 9 mm handguns for .40-caliber weapons, which are more effective.

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