President Obama ordered the review of federal programs that provide military equipment to local law enforcement amid criticism of police tactics in Ferguson, Mo.

The White House confirmed the review but said no other information is available since the details are still taking shape.

The New York Times first reported the review would look into whether the administration should continue with the policy, which supplies equipment such as generators to M-16s and mine resistant vehicles to local law enforcement.

The review, according to senior administration officials cited in the newspaper, will also look at whether local police units are receiving proper training for the equipment they receive and whether that equipment is being effectively tracked.

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