Va. law enforcement agencies are getting money for new equipment and training as a result of a multi-million dollar pharmaceutical company legal settlement.
Va. law enforcement agencies are getting money for new equipment and training as a result of a multi-million dollar pharmaceutical company legal settlement.

Va. Law Enforcement to get $33M for Equipment, Training

Va. law enforcement agencies are getting money for new equipment and training as a result of a multi-million dollar pharmaceutical company legal settlement.

Virginia law enforcement agencies are getting $33 million for new equipment and training. The money comes from a $1.5 billion settlement Abbott Laboratories paid to federal and state governments for promoting the drug Depakote for uses not approved by the FDA.

The money will be used to provide training for officers and SWAT teams. Additionally, the money will pay for new police cruisers, new computers, portable radios, bulletproof vests, a new training shooting range, night vision goggles and gang reduction programs.

Read more at: http://www.newsleader.com/viewart/20131219/NEWS01/312190007/Va-law-enforcement-get-33M-boost

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