Tribune: Illinois Police Agencies Obtained $4.7 Million Dollars In Military Gear

Since August 2017, police have acquired 1,319 military surplus items including armored trucks, assault rifles, tactical vests and combat boots.

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A pedestrian walks across Michigan Ave past a Chicago police department vehicle, a few blocks north of the raised Michigan Ave. ASSOCIATED PRESS

Tribune: Illinois Police Agencies Obtained $4.7 Million Dollars In Military Gear

Since August 2017, police have acquired 1,319 military surplus items including armored trucks, assault rifles, tactical vests and combat boots.

A new investigation from the Chicago Tribune found Illinois police agencies obtained $4.7 million worth of military equipment under the Trump administration.

Reset talks with the reporter who wrote the piece to learn more.

GUEST: Jennifer Smith Richards, Chicago Tribune data reporter