NEW YORK—The day after a bullet blasted through a passenger window of an RV-like command post and killed a police officer sitting inside, officials on Thursday announced that the New York Police Department was adding ballistic protection to all 72 of the vehicles in its fleet.
The mobile command centers hadn’t originally been part of a plan to retrofit all of the department’s squad cars with inch-thick bullet-resistant glass and armored door panels capable of stopping a round from a .44 Magnum—a response to the killing of two officers in 2014.
That changed with Wednesday’s fatal shooting of Officer Miosotis Familia by a lone…
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