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Obama Calls for Review of Police Gear

Obama Calls for Review of Police Gear
Posted Saturday, August 23rd 2014 @ 6pm  by Matt Cantor, Newser Staff

(NEWSER) – Amid the uproar in Ferguson, President Obama is addressing concerns over military-grade equipment's availability to local police, officials tell the New York Times and CNN. Obama has ordered a review of policies surrounding the gear's use, questioning whether police are properly trained to use it as well as whether it's necessary at all, CNN notes. The review will be led by the administration with input from Congress.

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