During their first formal forum Tuesday night, the candidates for Lexington mayor gave their two cents on a number of topics. One of those issues was the militarization of local police departments.
The use of military equipment by local police remains a national subject of discussion. Lexington Mayor Jim Gray says citizens count on police to respond to criminal matters in an ever changing society. "The expectations of our police, of our law enforcement, individuals and agencies has increased, so the expectation is greater," said Gray.