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Opposition For Montgomery County Police Choppers Grows

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There's growing opposition to a proposal for a helicopter unit for Montgomery County police. Council President Phil Andrews is citing budget issues as the main reason he and council are against a grant application to the federal government that would cover only a portion of the cost for two police helicopters.

The idea is being supported by County Executive Ike Leggett and the police department. Andrews sent a letter to Leggett asking for a clearer rundown of the costs for the helicopters, where the money to maintain them will come from and if there are personnel assigned to the project.

Pat Brogan reports...

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