LA's School Police will return some grenade launchers but keep a mine-resistant vehicle it received through a federal program.
The armored vehicle, which is stored at a secret location, has been in the department's possession since July. Boats and businesses flooded by Tropical Storm Eta in Gulfport, Delaying presidential transition could have national security implications, 10 Weather: Clearer skies for the weekend, The Weeknd to perform at Pepsi Super Bowl halftime show in Tampa, Tampa Bay could become temporary home for the Toronto Raptors, VERIFY: Study finds COVID-19 spread mostly happens in a few common locations, but context is needed. Photo Credit: US Army (a Force Industries Cougar MRAP doing its thing). We don’t get to know an example of when the ammo launcher might be handy? Not From the Onion: Grenade Launchers for School Police by Alex Tabarrok June 12, 2020 at 2:15 pm LATimes : Los Angeles Unified school police officials said Tuesday that the department will relinquish some of the military weaponry it acquired through a federal program that furnishes local law enforcement with surplus equipment. But the district doesn't plan on keeping them.
(Reuters) - Los Angeles schools' police said on Tuesday it would give up three grenade launchers it acquired for free through a federal program now facing mounting scrutiny for supplying local agencies with military-grade equipment, the L.A Times newspaper reported. L.A. Unified says that the M-16 automatic rifles, which were modified to semiautomatic since they were acquired in 2001, are "essential life-saving items" and will continue to be available to trained officers. The armored vehicles and heavy artillery distributed to local agencies became a national issue in the wake of the riots in Ferguson, Mo. ↩︎ Los Angeles Times. "It's something that we believe is a life-saving vehicle," Zipperman said. I can't imagine how the meeting for this decision must have gone. He assured me that the school police never had any intention of lobbing grenades at anyone, ever, and that they would not be used against students to launch anything.
Neither the armored vehicle nor the grenade launchers have ever been used.
Los Angeles Unified School District police officials are considering whether they need the armored vehicle and grenade launchers they received from the U.S. military. The armored vehicle will be used only under extraordinary circumstances, officials said. (AP Photo/Mike Groll). The chief says the armored vehicle will stay but will only be deployed on his direct orders with the approval of the school superintendent. Permalink. The nation was up in arms over LA's school district having three grenade launchers in its possession for over a decade. In which case you’d use the grenade laucnhers?
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