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Hinds Supervisors will buy bulletproof vests for constables

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Kenneth Stokes (Source: City of Jackson website) Kenneth Stokes (Source: City of Jackson website)
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The Hinds County Board of Supervisors have agreed to buy bulletproof vests for the five constables, but capped the purchase at $5,000. The average price of the vests they plan to purchase are $600 each.

The vests are being bought in the wake of the new open carry gun laws.

District 5 Supervisor Kenneth Stokes suggested the purchase in a Sunday news conference where he spoke out against open carry.

The Mississippi Supreme Court upheld House Bill two, allowing for open gun carry.

Also at Monday's meeting, the board voted unanimously to hire Peter Teewissen as the new board attorney. Teewissen served the last eight years as an attorney for the city of Jackson.

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