LAPD Officer Claims Cops Sell LAPD Guns To Civilians and DealersSubmitted by emalvini on Mon, 02/25/2013 - 21:23
LAPD Officer Claims Cops Sell LAPD Guns To Civilians and Dealers
The department is conducting the second investigation into allegations that officers bought specially-made handguns with an 'LAPD SWAT' insignia and resold them at a steep profit.
By Joel Rubin | Los Angeles Times
August 24, 2012
SWAT officers can be seen at a standoff in Sylmar last year. The LAPD is looking… (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles…)
The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating whether members of its elite SWAT unit took advantage of their assignments to purchase large numbers of specially-made handguns and resell the weapons for steep profits, according to a report released Friday by the independent watchdog overseeing the department.
The allegations, if true, could be a violation of federal firearm laws and city ethics regulations.