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Charlotte Police to Get Steel Plate Armor and Helmets for Rifle Protection

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The Charlotte Observer reports that Charlotte-Mecklenburg police will be getting $600,380 of armor upgrades for better protection against rifles.  680 Level III vests and 1,315 Level III helmets will be purchased in the next year.  Vests will ride in patrol cars, which is why the steel Level III plates make a good choice.  The ceramic typically used in Level IV plates …