Brown to appeal ruling on body armor, felons

December 29, 2009 4:31:06 PM PST
California Attorney General Jerry Brown will ask the state supreme court to review a recent ruling which overturned a ban on felons owning body armor.

The ban was imposed after a fierce gun battle in North Hollywood in 1997 between police and two heavily-armed bank robbers.

Brown says allowing violent felons to own military-grade body armor puts public safety at risk and jeopardizes the lives of police officers.

He will file the appeal in January 2010.