MRAP

LAUSD police Chief Steve Zipperman says the department will be keeping a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) armored truck it received from the U.S. government. (credit: CBS)

LA School Police To Return Grenade Launchers, Keep Armored Vehicle

School police will return some military weapons received through a federal program that provides surplus equipment to local law enforcement, officials said Wednesday.

09/17/2014

(credit: CBS)

Civil-Rights Groups Insist Police Are Becoming Too Militarized

The news has been punctuated by images of police aiming rifles at marchers in Ferguson, Missouri, setting off a national debate about the use of force among officers. Dave Bryan examines local law enforcement, which has quite a collection of military-style weapons.

08/15/2014

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