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Berkeley reverses plans for armored car

SF Bay.ca [1]
Friday, July 6, 2012

The rugged new armored car that was supposed to be Berkeley and Albany’s present to themselves has been pushed back to the wishlist.

The two cities along with UC Berkeley announced Thursday that their police departments would no longer go after a grant for the armored vehicle.

The three agencies were planning to ask the Department of Homeland Security for funds to purchase an armored car, the Daily Californian reported [2] last month.

Officials said a tactical vehicle would be useful in instances of active shooters, barricaded subjects and rescuing individuals.

Full story here. [1]