NYPD buys new vests, helmets in wake of Baton Rouge shooting
NEW YORK - One of the nation’s largest and most illustrious police forces has some new equipment to work with in the wake of shootings in Baton Rouge and Dallas.
The new equipment, which includes bulletproof vests and military grade protective helmets, comes at a cost of more than $7 million to NYPD.
"Vests that would be capable of stopping rounds like we saw fired in Baton Rouge," clarified NYPD Commissioner William Bratton.
WABC-TV reports that NYPD special units are already equipped with the upgraded protective gear, but now patrol officers who are likely to respond to active shooter situations will also begin carrying the new equipment this fall. 20,000 helmets and 6,000 heavy-duty vests came with the purchase.
Funerals are just wrapping up in Baton Rouge after three of its officers were killed during an ambush shooting on July 17. Five officers were killed in another ambush-style attack in downtown Dallas just 10 days prior.
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