posted on Feb, 25 2013 @ 11:21 PM
I wish I were kidding and this weren't actually the topic of a recent filing in Court by a 25 year veteran of the LAPD. However, I'm not kidding and
it is, in fact a filing.
LOS ANGELES (CN) - Los Angeles police officers bought and sold guns from the police armory for profit, and told the lieutenant in charge of the
armory to "watch his back" after he reported it, the 25-year LAPD veteran claims in court.
Err.... oops. I'd say this takes the cake but it's probably more like the whole bakery truck for this level of ..ahem.. fail.
"In or around May 2010, plaintiff initiated a detailed audit of Metro's inventory of firearms," the complaint states. "While performing the
weapons audit, plaintiff learned that both officers within the unit and civilians were purchasing special LAPD SWAT-stamped Kimber firearms intended
for official use. Plaintiff also discovered that the officers within the unit were possibly reselling these Kimber firearms for large profits to
people outside of Metro SWAT - to LAPD officers of various ranks, including captains, plaintiff's own commanding officer, Captain * * * * *, and to
non-LAPD civilian personnel. Plaintiff also discovered that the officers, unbeknownst to Kimber (the manufacturer), were allowing Cinema Weaponry to
purchase these pistols at discounted price, and were allowing Lucas Ranch Gun Sales to facilitate the transfer of the pistols from Kimber to the
officers. Plaintiff also discovered records indicating that Officer * * * * * and other officers were facilitating the sales of the Kimber firearms to
these other non-Metro LAPD officers, non-LAPD civilians, and gun dealers."
(I blanked out specific names, although the link has them quoted as per the filing)
Okay, now that is just rude. Those are nice guns too. I wonder what kind of back door deals these protectors of the laws (California gun laws, let's
consider.....strict isn't saying enough) were getting and giving for them? So much for being loyal enforcers of gun laws, eh? They were also gun
Now with dedicated law enforcers like this keeping guns off the street, who needs new laws? After all, those we have are followed, right? At least,
they're followed by the very people charged with enforcing them, aren't they?
If the Feds were Fast and Furious, we can just call this Fast and Foolish, eh? Wow... Some days, it's breathtaking.