Brentwood police held a community meeting Tuesday to explain to the public why they spend money on and use military equipment — even though the community didn’t show up.
“We’re a small town,” Brentwood Police Chief Tim Herbert told a crowd of nobodies. “But we have big-city problems every now and then, and you have to be able to solve a big-city problem in a small town with big-city resources. That is the key and you never know when it will happen.”
The explanation of what was used and what the department is asking for, not just in accordance with Assembly Bill 481 and Brentwood Police Policy. State law requires law enforcement agencies to report to and obtain approval from the applicable governing body (City Council) of any use of military equipment.