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    Officer Claims Cops Sell LAPD Guns to Civilians and Dealers

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    LAPD illegally sold police guns, claims veteran officer ? RT USA

    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.
    Armando Perez sued the City of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Police Department in Superior Court.
    Perez, who joined the LAPD in 1987, claims he was retaliated against, suspended and threatened after he discovered, through his job as "Officer in Charge of the Armory," that officers in the Metropolitan Division were buying and reselling guns to other officers, civilians and gun dealers.
    "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 John Incontro (hereinafter, 'Incontro'), 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 James Quinlan (hereinafter 'Quinlan') and other officers were facilitating the sales of the Kimber firearms to these other non-Metro LAPD officers, non-LAPD civilians, and gun dealers."

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    Re: Officer Claims Cops Sell LAPD Guns to Civilians and Dealers

    Why do the Liberals hate the police so much?

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    Massive corruption in the LAPD....say it's not so.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray410 View Post
    Why do the Liberals hate the police so much?
    Why do conservatives love retarded comments so much?
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray410 View Post
    Why do the Liberals hate the police so much?
    That is so weak man

    LAPD =/= police, as in all police. It should be why do people hate the LAPD, oh let me count the ways

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    Re: Officer Claims Cops Sell LAPD Guns to Civilians and Dealers

    Quote Originally Posted by JackFrost View Post
    That is so weak man LAPD =/= police, as in all police. It should be why do people hate the LAPD, oh let me count the ways
    "The 2010 United States Census[28] reported that El Monte had a population of 113,475.....................78,317 (69.0%) of the population is Hispanic or Latino of any race.." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Monte,_California#2010

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    Re: Officer Claims Cops Sell LAPD Guns to Civilians and Dealers

    I gotta see more.

    A missing firearm is a missing firearm, they have serial numbers. It is easy to prove it isnt there. I dont understand why the Lt of the Armory even considered not pushing it up the chain of command.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray410 View Post
    "The 2010 United States Census[28] reported that El Monte had a population of 113,475.....................78,317 (69.0%) of the population is Hispanic or Latino of any race.." El Monte, California - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    ^^What is this here

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    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    I gotta see more.

    A missing firearm is a missing firearm, they have serial numbers. It is easy to prove it isnt there. I dont understand why the Lt of the Armory even considered not pushing it up the chain of command.
    It was compromised. His commanding officer was in on it. He probably did, but most likely failed.

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    Re: Officer Claims Cops Sell LAPD Guns to Civilians and Dealers

    I didn't read anything saying those officers did anything illegal.

    If they were legally buying those firearms, it was not illegal to sell them.

    Last week, I saw a .223/5.56 MSAR STR Bullpup with the seal of an Arizona Sheriff's department for sale on gunbrokers.com because that department has opted to go to a different rifle for their SWAT team so sold off what they had. The Bullpup for sale had been bought by someone buying one of those rifles and figured he might make a profit on it. Because it had a green stock rather than the typical black and that cool sheriff's department logo/badge silk screened on it, it went for about $1000 more than other similar firearms.

    Cops legally buying firearms from the department can certainly be legally sold by those officers to other people. It sounds like some cop with strong anti-gun views started raging about that practice - and others in the department tired of that officer trying to damage the reputation of the department and those officers for his personal political agenda - something those officers were doing that is entirely legal - and certainly not rare.

    Until a couple decades ago, police departments annually sold off weapons seized in criminal cases at public auctions. Why wouldn't they? Guns are not illegal and that is income for the department.

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