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BRPD training with new military surplus weapons

2 years ago Wednesday, January 30, 2013 8:33:17 AM CST January 30, 2013 Wednesday, January 30 2013 Jan 30, 2013 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - Police started training recently with military surplus assault rifles purchased through a federal grant to help arm officers dealing with gun violence on the streets of Baton Rouge.

Chief Dewayne White told News 2 earlier this month the weapons would help "outfit our officers with the weaponry we are seeing and encountering on the street."

The weapons upgrade is part of White's efforts to increase police presence and effectiveness in the city. He also said they plan to increase the number of officers in the patrol division, and create a new unit of the BRAVE team to patrol another portion of the city.

News 2's Chris Nakamoto will take a look at the new weapons today, and will have more on the training officers are receiving starting at 4 p.m.

 

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