UPDATE: Fayetteville city leaders unanimously (7-0) passed a grant that will fund the fourth judicial district Drug Task Force.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — In a video shared on social media, Fayetteville’s Fraternal Order of Police said they do not agree with the City Council’s decision to reject a federal grant that would have hired two school resource officers.
A $250,000 grant would have funded the positions.
The city and school district would have paid a remaining $312,710.
City leaders voted 7-1 to table the proposal indefinitely.
Nick White is the President of Fayetteville FOP lodge.
White said though they can’t change the council’s decision, he felt the discussion was one-sided and people should know how to resource officers help students.
“This is what the video was just about getting a positive narrative a unifying message we want everybody to have constructive conversations that unite everybody,” he said.
White said this was just the beginning of a series of police matters the city council will discuss in the near future.
Tomorrow, August 26, city leaders will meet to vote on accepting a grant for funding of the fourth judicial district Drug Task Force.
The meeting will begin at 4:30 p.m. at City Hall.