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Big City Chiefs Focused on Protecting Officers

Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn said he and nine other chiefs of major U.S. cities were summoned to Washington, D.C. last Tuesday. According to Flynn, Attorney General Eric Holder wanted to questioned them about protecting their officers. A total of 24 police officers have been killed in the U.S. in the first three months of 2011, according to the Milwaukee Police Department. "We have a new generation of offenders who are less socialized and have access to high-quality, high-capacity firearms that they are not reluctant to use," said Flynn. Flynn, and other law enforcement leaders across the country, have now focused on the safety of their officers. Flynn will soon require all officers to wear body armor. This is to comply with rules of a federal program. "The Justice Department has a program that gives us body armor. The federal government is now making it a requirement that if you accept that money you have to have a policy that mandates the wearing of that body a

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