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Police officers stand by after the announcement of the name of the officer involved in the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri August 15, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

U.S. lawmakers want to end transfers of military equipment to police

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers alarmed by the aggressive police response to protests in Ferguson, Missouri, are pushing for Congress to limit the Pentagon's ability to provide civilian police departments with military equipment such as armored vehicles designed for the battlefield.

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