Bulletproof vest company sued for faulty equipment

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The company that supplies New York court officers with bulletproof vests is being sued on charges its equipment is faulty.
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The company that provides bulletproof vests for New York court officers is being sued on allegations that its equipment is faulty, the Brooklyn Eagle reported.

A new lawsuit in Manhattan Supreme Court filed by the New York State Court Officers Association alleges that even though North Carolina-based company KDH Defense Systems took officers’ measurements before sending the vests, the vests they delivered “did not fit the officers properly” and were too small for the officers to be able to properly display their identification shields.

The suit reportedly contends that KDH has been informed of the issue but “is refusing to even make a pretense of resolving the various problems, and is only demanding payment.”

NYSCOA wants KDH to cover the cost of returning the ill-fitting vests and wants assurance that NYSCOA will not be held liable for injuries officers incur from not wearing vests.

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