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Resource ID: #18369
Subject: Law Enforcement
Source: Riverfront Times (St. Louis)
Date: 2024-02-24



The Riverfront Times reports on the Overland Police department's firearm turmoil. Not only did the department spend many thousands of dollars on guns for its 50 officers, including heavy assault weapons that had no practical purpose according to department officials, guns that were recorded as destroyed or scrapped for parts showed up in police vehicles and hunter-education programs. "Overland was buying and selling guns... so they were in the gun business. That's the bottom line," a former officer said. Discounts given to the department for gun purchases were extended to the mayor several other prominent Overland citizens. Overland also had problems with guns disappearing out of the evidence locker.

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