Insurance Department spends thousands on guns, ammo, Tasers and other equipment to apprehend fraud suspects

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Since new head of criminal division was hired in 2016. Insurance Department spends thousands on guns, ammo, Tasers and other equipment to apprehend fraud suspects. Since hiring a new head for its eight-person criminal investigation division in August 2016, the Arkansas Insurance Department has spent over $163,000 on shotguns, training, training-related travel, Taser stun guns, four cars, bulk ammo, a vinyl automobile wrap, uniforms, body armor and other police-related equipment. Deputy Commissioner Paul "Blue" Keller's previous law enforcement experience was two years as a deputy with the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office, and three years as a part-time reserve deputy. Nevertheless, Keller received a pay bump of more...

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Insurance Department spends thousands on guns, ammo, Tasers and other equipment to apprehend fraud suspects

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