LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Employees of the Arkansas Lottery Commission could be making arrests in the next year. This comes after the group requested the state legislature to consider giving them "policing powers."
THV's Dustin Wilson spoke with the commission's executive director, Bishop Woosley, who says policing powers could help shore up investigations of fraud that cross jurisdiction lines.
The Arkansas Lottery Commission requested powers back in 2010, but they were denied by the state legislature. Woosley says a number of other state lottery systems have policing powers to arrest, investigate, and request legal action on fraudulent activity.
If the state decides to authorize this power, the commission already has security personnel in place with law enforcement backgrounds.