The story is full of stupidity.
All the cops have to do is hire the veterans who worked with IED’s while in service.
Expertise in the law enforcement, jobs for veterans who otherwise would be searching for a decent job other than greeters at WalMart.
Real IEDs are not a threat, so they are not the point of the exercise. The point is more police and intelligence community powers, less Civil Rights, bigger budgets. They are arguing like public service unions.
“We never have everything we want. We want more! Too much is not enough!”