AP: Cops Sell Guns

Number 28074
Subject Guns
Source Associated Press
State
Year 2018
Publication Date January 8, 2018, and November 6, 2018
Summary After a year’s worth of work, the AP found that law enforcement agencies in Washington state sold about 6,000 guns that had been confiscated during criminal investigations, and more than a dozen of those firearms later became evidence in new investigations. The weapons were used to threaten people, seized at gang hangouts, discovered in drug houses, possessed illegally by convicted felons, found hidden in a stolen car, taken from a man who was suffering a mental health crisis and used by an Army veteran to commit suicide.
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Keywords law enforcement, Washington, guns, firearms, gun violence, seized guns, drug houses, convicted felons, suicide, homicide, murder
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