Juneau assembly questions purchase of armored security vehicle

 


JUNEAU (AP) — Some elected officials in Juneau have raised concerns about militarization of the police force after learning of the police department’s plans to buy an armored security vehicle that can seat 12 officers.

Critics have referred to the vehicle as a tank and worry it could harm the relationship between police and the community. Police counter that the vehicle is a way to help protect officers, especially when dealing with people firing weapons, the Juneau Empire reported.

“There’s a policy question here about militarizing our police force and I don’t agree with that,”...



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