City wants riot gear to protect horses

February 21, 2012 9:49:26 AM PST
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration is soliciting bids for riot gear and training for police horses before the NATO and G8 summits.

Approximately 30 horses make up the Chicago Police Department's mounted unit.

City officials want to equip horses with nose guards, visors and leg shields.

The summits will be held at McCormick Place May 19 through the 21.