There’s a police department overhaul in the works for a part of Arkansas long known for corruption.
The police chief in Helena-West-Helena announced some major improvement plans for the force during a press conference Tuesday. They are aimed at better tracking crime and making cases more transparent to the community.
Chief Uless Wallace doesn’t hold back when it comes to the department’s past fallbacks. He openly admitted during the press conference that they’ve lost case files and evidence and it has kept police from solving cases. But now after scoring a roughly $108,000 grant, the department’s implementing a new system to turn things around in Helena West Helena.