'Militarization' of Law Enforcement and the Department of Defense's '1033 Program' [August 20, 2014] [open pdf - 36KB]
"Recent clashes between police and protesters in Ferguson, MO, have raised questions about the 'militarization' of law enforcement. Such concerns have focused almost exclusively on the expanding role ofSpecial Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) teams. Congress has also turned its attention to the Department of Defense's (DOD) '1033 Program' and what role it might play in the militarization of law enforcement."
CRS Insight, IN10138