Marion city leaders are considering nearly $50,000 worth of assault rifles for 25 police officers.
This is on a tentative agenda for the next City Council meeting, which is on Tuesday at 4 p.m. at City Hall.
The official agenda item is to authorize "the city to purchase and payroll deduct the cost of an on-duty assault rifle for 25 officers in the amount of $1,987.00 each for a total of $49,675.00."
Also on the agenda is a proposal to name the new police station the "Leighton Ford Law Enforcement Center."
The agenda is attached to this article. Click on it to see what else is happening.