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Metal detector delay: Eastern Iowa county waits to beef up security

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The Clayton County sheriff says the fallout from the Ferguson, Missouri violence has affected his county's efforts to boost security.

Sheriff Mike Tschirgi says Clayton County was approved for a walk-through metal detector, at no cost, through the nation's 1033 program. That program provides surplus military equipment to state and local law enforcement agencies. Questions were raised about the program and what equipment went to Missouri law enforcement as officers responded to the violence in Ferguson after an unarmed teenager was shot by police.

Sheriff Tschirgi says the 1033 program was then put on hold.

The program is running again, but the sheriff says they now have to restart the application process for a metal detector.

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