The Tempe (Ariz.) Police Department has begun equipping some of its motorcycle officers with AR-15s. The agency first starting this practice six months ago, and told AZ Central that it is a necessary practice as today’s criminals can also be equipped with military-style weapons.
Eight duty motorcycles, more than half of the motor fleet, have been upfitted with upright mounts for semi-automatic rifles, reports the Phoenix New Times. So far, no motor officers have fired their AR-15.
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