Daytona Beach, FL – Volusia County’s Sheriff says an executive order signed by President Barack Obama shows he doesn’t “appear to care” about law enforcement officers.
In a phone interview during Wednesday’s Marc Bernier Show on WNDB, Ben Johnson made that remark after saying that the Sheriff’s Office was being forced by the state to turn in 1 of its 2 armored personnel carriers.
An executive order signed by Obama earlier this year has the Florida Department of Management Services demanding that VCSO and other Florida law enforcement agencies turn in similar equipment out of concerns that police are behaving more like the military.
Obama’s executive order – signed on January 16th – came after several highly publicized confrontations that led to people being killed by officers in several states, including the shooting death of Michael Brown in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.
VCSO purchased the M113 (pictured above) for $1,500 through a government-run program and sunk about $30,000 more to get it in working condition, including spending money for tracks that won’t damage roads
What’s Wrong With This Picture?
VIDEO: A man from Gainesville, Florida was pulled over by a squad of Alachua County Sheriff Deputies dressed in military clothing and driving an armored vehicle. The Incident took place April 11th 2015.