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NYPD Lacks Gun Control, Audit Finds
BY DANIEL EDWARD ROSEN. Special to Newsday
Newsday (New York)


The New York City Police Department can't keep track of the guns it seizes, according to a report issued yesterday.

New York City Comptroller William C. Thompson Jr. referred to the NYPD's current system of holding surrendered and confiscated firearms as unacceptable and demanded immediate improvements after announcing yesterday the results of his audit in lower Manhattan.

In June of last year, Thompson's audit gauged whether the NYPD's Manhattan Property Clerk Division - which receives, catalogs and protects weapons brought into custody - was adequately doing its job. The audit said Manhattan officials failed to account for or find 94 of the 324 firearms specified, adding that other boroughs' property divisions were found in a "similar state of disarray."

Assistant Chief Michael Collins, an NYPD spokesman, said in a statement that "[e]very firearm involved in the comptroller's audit was accounted for, although some could not be immediately produced because they were removed from their original storage positions for court appearances, or destruction."

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IMO 94 firearms is a large number to be removed for active court appearances. And any that are scheduled for destruction, should be in a secure location that the Assistant Chief knows about and could have led the auditor to. This sounds like CYA to me.
 

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GeneticsDave said:
NYPD Lacks Gun Control, Audit Finds
BY DANIEL EDWARD ROSEN. Special to Newsday
Newsday (New York)


The New York City Police Department can't keep track of the guns it seizes, according to a report issued yesterday.

New York City Comptroller William C. Thompson Jr. referred to the NYPD's current system of holding surrendered and confiscated firearms as unacceptable and demanded immediate improvements after announcing yesterday the results of his audit in lower Manhattan.

In June of last year, Thompson's audit gauged whether the NYPD's Manhattan Property Clerk Division - which receives, catalogs and protects weapons brought into custody - was adequately doing its job. The audit said Manhattan officials failed to account for or find 94 of the 324 firearms specified, adding that other boroughs' property divisions were found in a "similar state of disarray."

Assistant Chief Michael Collins, an NYPD spokesman, said in a statement that "[e]very firearm involved in the comptroller's audit was accounted for, although some could not be immediately produced because they were removed from their original storage positions for court appearances, or destruction."

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IMO 94 firearms is a large number to be removed for active court appearances. And any that are scheduled for destruction, should be in a secure location that the Assistant Chief knows about and could have led the auditor to. This sounds like CYA to me.
I haven't heard of a better way for some DIRTY COPS to earn an extra buck or two, meanwhile ILLEGAL guns gets back out on the street

TJ
 

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I thought the article was going to be about their lack of ability to shoot them, not their lack of ability to hang onto them. :lolbang:

Reminded me of an incident in the Los Angeles area when I lived down there: some suspects in an SUV were being chased by the L.A. Sheriff's deputies, and went down a dead-end street. They decided to try to run a deputy over, so multiple deputies fired on the suspects. Something like over 40 shots were fired, going into the SUV, the street, even neighbors' houses. The suspects? Unharmed and arrested. :shock: Talk about lack of gun control. :disgusted:
 

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Take that Bloomberg.
http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/080702/20080702005892.html?.v=1
NEWS RELEASE
WHILE BLOOMBERG FRETS ABOUT OUR GUNS, NYPD CAN’T KEEP TRACK OF THEIRS

BELLEVUE, WA â€" Anti-gun New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg should “mind his own store before telling others how to operate theirs,” said the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, after an audit found that the New York Police Department lost track of dozens of guns in its own storage lockers.

“While this guy has been bullying gun dealers around the country about so-called ‘slip-shod’ operations,” chuckled CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb, “his own police department seems to be slipping quite a bit on its own. Bloomberg needs to back off, shut up and get his own house in order before telling others how to operate.”

According to the New York Times, “nearly one out of three handguns and rifles that had been turned in to the police could not be immediately accounted for in a Manhattan property clerk’s office.”

“We’re waiting for Bloomberg to send a team of undercover vigilante investigators down there to find out what’s wrong,” Gottlieb said. “Can one of his infamous lawsuits be far behind?”

Bloomberg dispatched non-police “investigators” to run stings on gun shops in several states more than two years ago, ostensibly to show how easy it is to illegally obtain guns in other states. He then sued gun dealers in five states. This rogue operation landed the mayor’s office in hot water with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives for jeopardizing on-going legitimate investigations. Ultimately the Justice Department warned the mayor not to pull that stunt again.

“If Mayor Bloomberg wants to find mismanagement of a firearms inventory,” Gottlieb stated, “he doesn’t need to send goon squads to Georgia, the Carolinas, and Virginia or anywhere outside of his jurisdiction. All he really needs is to do is visit the police property room in Manhattan and turn his lawyers loose.
sorry usually I remember to linky. Its there now :shades:
 

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Bloomberg needs to get his fat nose out of others business, and start looking in his own house.
 
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