- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 13, 2016

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) - Two suburban Detroit sheriff’s departments are expected to get new armored vehicles after ones they used were returned to the federal government.

The Oakland Press of Pontiac reports (https://bit.ly/1RBvA4d ) sheriff’s offices in Oakland and Macomb counties could be receiving the vehicles soon. Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard says his office applied to get a new one, which has wheels, after it had to return the old one, which had tracks like a tank.

U.S. Rep. Candice Miller of Michigan says Macomb County also is getting a new vehicle.

The vehicles previously used by the departments were recalled under an executive order issued by President Barack Obama. He ended long-running federal transfers of some combat-style gear to local law enforcement in an attempt to ease tensions between police and minority communities.


Information from: The Oakland Press, https://www.theoaklandpress.com

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