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Ark. gets funding for more officers, high-tech equipment


By Matthew S.L. Cate
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Opening up another batch of recovery cash, the federal government has offered Arkansas nearly $14 million to help buy new gear, hire more police officers, and, just maybe, put a new robot in the state Crime Laboratory.

The payout, announced by the Department of Justice on Thursday, is just one piece of the roughly $4 billion in crimefighting cash to come from the stimulus program.

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