RSS Feeds

Report: Park Police have lost track of weapons

Thursday - 6/27/2013, 10:00pm  ET

WASHINGTON (AP) -- An inspector general's report says the U.S. Park Police has lost track of thousands of handguns, rifles and shotguns.

The report was released Thursday by the inspector general's office of the Department of Interior.

The report says investigators found evidence of conditions that would allow for theft and misuse of firearms.

The watchdog agency says its report was triggered by an anonymous tip suggesting an investigation into the management and supervision of Park Police weapons.

It says the top management, including the police chief, have shown a "lackadaisical attitude toward firearms management."

The report was first reported by The Washington Post.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.