LITTLE ROCK, Ark.- U.S. Senator Tom Cotton toured the State Crime Lab in Little Rock with Governor Asa Hutchinson this morning.
Cotton thanked the facility for its collaboration with all levels of law enforcement to combat crime, from arrest to sentencing.
He says one example of that relationship recently played out in the capital city. Federal immigration authorities arrested about a dozen people for being in the country illegally during a state-led, alcohol-related investigation at Trois nightclub.
“We’ve heard from those federal officers that it was a very model of local state and federal cooperation,” says Cotton. “You don’t always see that across the country, but I’m grateful we have that here in Arkansas.”
The group also stressed the importance of the new crime lab in northwest Arkansas, which will free up more time at the Little Rock lab for homicide cases.