Federal government buying riot gear amid coronavirus

Posted by on May 18, 2020 3:17 pm
Categories: US National Stories

The federal government has been making expedited orders for riot gear, gas masks and other police-related equipment in response to the coronavirus pandemic, according to multiple disclosures. Two purchase orders made by the Department of Veterans Affairs, first reported by The Intercept, show requests for gas masks, disposable cuffs, ballistic helmets and riot gloves, as…