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ID:

708

Date:

2014-12-04

Headline:

French horns? Snowshoes? TVs? Pentagon details what it gives to U.S. police

Reporter's name:

Dan Lamothe and Steven Rich

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

Washington Post

City:

Washington, DC

Summary:

A Defense Department program to send excess military equipment to police across America, subject to increased scrutiny after law-enforcement responded to non-violent protestors with militaristic material and tactics in Missouri last August, has become more transparent now that the Pentagon’s Defense Logistics Agency posted extensive documentation in its FOIA reading room. The information covers equipment from mine-resistant vehicles to musical instruments, including the Los Angeles School Police Department’s receipt of three grenade launchers.

Notes:

The Pentagon’s “Excess Property Program,” also known as the “1033 program” after DOD authorization legislation language, had previously been the subject of unsuccessful FOIA requests catalogued via Muckrock (https://www.muckrock.com/foi/united-states-of-america-10/1033-transfers-nationwide-2000-to-2014-12969/).

Keywords:

Pentagon, military equipment, Excess Property Program, 1033 program, 1033, Ferguson, Defense Logistics Agency, law enforcement, property

URL:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2014/12/04/french-horns-snow-shoes-tvs-pentagon-details-what-it-gives-to-u-s-police/


Agencies:

DOD

States:

AL
CA
IA
MA
MI
MO
OH
RI
TX

Categories:

government property
law enforcement
military
terrorism


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