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Area Police Departments Stay Proactive

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St. Louis County Police SWAT officer Jeremy Cantrell test fires an AR-15 semi-automatic assault rifle at the county shooting range.

By Kevin Lavery, KWMU

St. Louis, MO –

Some police departments are taking proactive measures to better protect themselves and their communities. In St. Louis, chief Joe Mokwa recently mandated that all patrol officers wear body armor when on duty. KWMU's Kevin Lavery reports on what other area departments are doing in response to the phenomenon of crimes involving semi-automatic rifles.

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