The images out of Ferguson, Missouri were alarming as officers resembling soldiers were going head-to-head with protesters. CBS4 has learned the military gear being used by police in Ferguson is being used by police in South Florida.
Police officers in South Florida have the same military gear, military issued weapons, and drive similar retired military grade vehicles.
CBS4’s investigative unit is still pouring over the volumes of paper detailing military surplus that’s been handed over to law enforcement agencies across Florida for free.
The government’s “1033 Program” moves military surplus from the battlefield to our neighborhood.