Obama Restricts Military Gear for Police in Attempt to Ease Racial Tensions

May 18, 2015 08:01 PM

The Obama administration is banning the federal transfer of some military gear, including grenade launchers and tracked armored vehicles, to local police departments, in the aftermath of the riots in Ferguson, Missouri. It's just one measure that is coming out of a task force aimed at improving trust between minority communities and police departments. VOA correspondent Aru Pande has more from the White House.