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Michael McCaul: Military gear appropriate for some police

With the transfer of military equipment to local law enforcement agencies under scrutiny, U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul said Wednesday that such gear is appropriate for cities like Austin, which he said is subject to “bigger threats.”

McCaul met with Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo and members of the Police Department’s SWAT team Wednesday morning, and his comments came days after President Barack Obama ordered a review of the federal programs that funnel military equipment to peace officers in the wake of the forceful police response to unrest in Ferguson, Mo.

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