Federal officials are reconsidering a long standing practice of sending military equipment to police departments due to the violence in Ferguson. The American Civil Liberties Union says police agencies have become excessively militarized and U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill believes police responses like the one in Ferguson have become the problem instead of the solution. Some lawmakers in Washington are considering legislation to reverse what they call police militarization. The Senate Armed Services Committee will review the program to determine if the surplus equipment is being used as intended.