During a meeting on Monday evening, City Council approved over $100,000 to go to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department for new gear.
Equipment covered under the approval includes rifle plates and tactical vests. Also approved in Monday's meeting is over $560,000 to go towards the maintenance of helicopters as well as helicopter training.
Some time in October, CMPD plans to release information about what was purchased with the $50 million that the city received for the Democratic National Convention. They will also release what the police department was able to keep and what they had to return.