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Local authorities say they're unlikely to use armored vehicles should civil unrest occur

By DYLAN GOFORTH World Staff Writer Published: August 30, 2014
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The Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office and the Tulsa Police Department have three armored vehicles between them, but leaders of both agencies say they have never been used here in a civil disturbance and likely would cause more harm than good if they were, Tulsa World reports.


“I stress that they’ve never been used in a crowd-control situation,” Police Chief Chuck Jordan said. “They’re not effective in that situation. Any type of protest or large-scale protest requires officers on the ground and face-to-face communication. You can’t hope to resolve something in a tank.”



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