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At a time when police practices are under scrutiny nationwide, U.S. Attorney General William Barr praised Arkansas law enforcement during his Thursday visit to Little Rock. Barr, U.S. Senator Tom Cotton and U.S. Representative French Hill held a roundtable discussion with state law enforcement before taking questions from the media. To watch the full media availability, click here.

On Tuesday, Governor Asa Hutchinson announced the formation of the Task Force to Advance the State of Law Enforcement in Arkansas following weeks of protests in the state and across the country in response to the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer. The task force is made up of 18 members including Black Lives Matter activists and law enforcement officials, as well as city and state leaders.

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Fayetteville Officer Stephen Carr was gunned down while sitting in his patrol car behind the police station Saturday night. Tuesday night, the Northwest Arkansas community poured onto Dickson Street to remember the 27-year-old officer, who had been with the department for just two and a half years, during a candlelight vigil. A procession and public funeral services will held Dec. 12 at 1 p.m. at Bud Walton Arena.

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Earlier this month, the Fayetteville City Council approved plans for its police department to work with the Springdale police department and the Washington County Sheriff’s office to apply for a grant to help cover the cost of body cameras. Earlier this year, the Lowell Police Department began equipping its police officers with body cameras. For many officers, using the cameras has become second nature.