The Defense Logistics Agency doesn’t like what it sees happening to military gear in Arizona.
It regularly hands out about $500 million of surplus gear, like Humvees, helicopters, boots and binoculars, to law-enforcement agencies across the country.
But The Arizona Republic found a local sheriff had collected millions of dollars worth of equipment and passed it on. The sheriff had given some away to groups, including a private ambulance company. He also planned to sell some of it.
Now DLA is trying to make it clear that police cannot loan or sell items.