- Associated Press - Thursday, August 4, 2016

BOSTON (AP) - Boston police unions are demaning long guns, larger ammunition magazines, helmets and other equipment, citing the killings of officers worldwide.

The Boston Herald reports (https://bit.ly/2axBJN6 ) that the presidents of the three unions representing city police sent a letter with their demands to Police Commissioner William Evans.

Evans told the newspaper Thursday night that he received the letter and department officials are considering the demands. Evans says the safety of his officers is one of his top concerns.

The presidents of the Boston Police Patrolmen’s Association, Boston Police Superior Officers Federation and the Boston Police Detectives Benevolent Society said in the letter that police officers are being murdered “worldwide” and their safety is being threatened by terrorists putting officers’ personal information online.

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