WASHINGTON D.C. (WKZO) -- As demonstrations continue in Ferguson, Missouri, Michigan Senator Carl Levin says he will review a Pentagon Program that transfers surplus military gear to police departments.
Its one of the complaints in Ferguson, that the police department is more like an occupying force than a community asset.
The acquisition of military surplus was one of the complaints against former Barry Township Chief Victor Pierce before his departure earlier this month.
Michigan has received 17-MRAPs...armored vehicles designed to withstand mines, over 15-hundred M-16’s and 3 helicopters.
Levin says a number of legislators say the militarization of police forces is causing more problems than its solving, and driving a wedge between police and the community.