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Brentwood police held a community meeting Tuesday to explain to the public why they’re spending money on and using military equipment – even if the community did not show up.

“We are a small town,” Brentwood police Chief Tim Herbert told a crowd of no one. “But we have big-city problems every now and again, and you have to be able to address a big-city problem in a small town with big-city resources. That’s the key and you never know when it’s going to happen.”

The explanation of what was used and what the department is asking for not only in accordance with Assembly Bill 481 and Brentwood Police Policy. The state law requires law enforcement agencies to report to and obtain approval of the applicable governing body (City Council), of any use of military equipment.


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