Hammond May Use Druge Money For School Protection
HAMMOND, La. (AP) — The Hammond City Council has introduced an ordinance to transfer more than $31,000 in money taken from drug busts to fund the purchase of police equipment that would be used in the event of a school shooting.
The Daily Star reports the money would come from an account filled with money seized primarily from drug dealers and narcotics busts.
Hammond Police Chief Roddy Devall said the money would purchase bulletproof shields that can be used to help reach an injured person or approach a shooter. The money also would be used to buy non-bulletproof vests for officers to carry more ammunition, along with additional clips to carry more bullets.
The public hearing for the ordinance will be Jan. 7.