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Chief Howard Hall

Roanoke County Police Chief Howard Hall says officers have had to face more heavily-armed lawbreakers in recent decades, and as a result, police must be prepared to use more military-style equipment to protect themselves and the public. Hall is not passing judgment on how things were handled in Ferguson, Missouri, but he says the widespread negative view does not diminish the need for police elsewhere to be properly prepared. WFIR’s Evan Jones has the story.