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Old November 26, 2017, 21:11   #1
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350 Weapons lost or stolen from DC police since 2011

That number seems a wee bit high to be a coincidence....Either it is incompetence or a side business for the PD:

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Missing Pieces: More Than 350 Firearms Lost or Stolen From DC-Area Police Since 2011

More than 350 firearms have been lost or stolen from local and federal police agencies headquartered in the Washington, D.C., area since 2011, according to an investigation by the News4 I-Team.

In many cases, the firearms have not yet been recovered.

A compilation of police records obtained under the Freedom of Information Act reveals a series stolen or lost firearms at large and small police agencies. At least 35 of them were taken or lost from the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, D.C., since 2011. Twenty-eight others were lost or stolen from Prince George’s County Police. Ten were reported missing or stolen from Alexandria police, while eight were lost or stolen from Virginia State Police during the time period.

In a rising number of cases, the firearms were stolen from police vehicles. Six of the seven firearms taken from Fairfax County Police were listed as taken from cruisers or officers’ personal vehicles. A firearm stolen from the car of an off-duty Rockville police officer was later seized from a teenager on campus at Albert Einstein High School in Kensington, according to police reports.

The teenager from whom the firearm was seized is facing federal criminal charges.

Firearms experts with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said thieves often steal firearms from vehicles from both private citizens and law enforcement.

“Individuals who are known to posses firearms legally become targets,” ATF investigator Kevin O’Keefe said.

Some high-profile thefts have yet to be solved. FBI agents told the I-Team they have not yet located a pair of agency firearms and other tactical gear stolen from the vehicle of a D.C. field office employee in summer 2016.

Calvert County Sheriff’s officials said they have not determined the rightful owner of a cache of stolen police weapons found in the possession of a man they arrested in March.

Rockville Police, from whom two guns were stolen in April, said they have recently stiffened their policies to prevent future thefts. Acting Police Chief Robert Rappoport said officers must now store firearms in a locked case when keeping those guns in a vehicle trunk. “It'll add another level of security to the weapons," he said. "If a vehicle's trunk is compromised, there's one extra level to ensure the weapon can't be removed from the trunk."

A review of reports from federal inspectors general shows federal agencies also lost guns by the dozens in recent years. An October 2017 report from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General said federal homeland security agents lost at least 228 firearms since 2014.

“Personnel did not follow policy or used poor judgment when safeguarding these assets,” the report said.
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Old November 26, 2017, 23:48   #2
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Given that the D.C. Metro PD knowingly hires ex felons and has been doing so for the past few years could be the reason why all of those firearms have gone astray.

And so it goes.

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Old November 27, 2017, 10:55   #3
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how else they gonna get them shoes fo they kids? they gots to sell somthin.
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Old November 27, 2017, 13:03   #4
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Amusing list of Federal Agencies that are armed. The EPA is not on this list, so it is not complete. That means more opportunities for lost or stolen guns, exists all across the country.

In fact, 200,000 were stolen in 2012.
The gun industry needs to keep up with losses, and that is always good.

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Old December 01, 2017, 19:56   #5
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The dindus have to get their heat from somewhere. They make so difficult
to buy a gun their they have get them from the propoerty room.
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