(Sacramento Bee) It was free, but the imposing-looking armored vehicle recently acquired by the Davis Police Department is being sent back.
The Davis City Council voted 3-2 Tuesday night to return the vehicle to the federal government.
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The vote came after divided public comment on whether the Davis Police Department should keep the vehicle known as an MRAP, or mine-resistant, ambush-protected.