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Jun 20, 2016

Second Gun and Alcohol Related Incident Involving Same Cop

Edward Broaster

Now, this is the second shooting incident involving the same police officer. One week prior to Saturday’s shooting; the officer was detained by police following reports that he discharged his firearm on Perez Road. His licensed firearm was retrieved following that initial incident and it is not known how he was in possession of another firearm over the weekend. Gun control protocols have also come into question, says ACP Edward Broaster.

 

ACP Edward Broaster, Regional Commander, Rural Eastern Division

“At this time we are investigating that matter because we have the firearm that he had previously where he discharged the shots. So we are investigating where he may have obtained that second firearm from.”

 

Duane Moody

“Is there anything within the policy of the police department in terms of gun control; are they supposed to have these firearms? Aren’t they supposed to turn it in?”

 

Urbie Alamilla

ACP Edward Broaster

“We have strict gun controls in terms of issuing and retaining government asset as it pertains to firearm; hence the reason I am saying that we are investigating how he may have come across a second firearm. We don’t know if it is for the job or an illegal firearm.”

 

Reporter

“His behavior is not in line with the police department’s rules and regulations any at all. What is the protocol following such actions like these? How do you deal with an officer?”

 

ACP Edward Broaster

“Well like I told you guys, we are charging him criminally now for this second incident. I believe that his commander will seek help for him in relation to his alcoholic problem, but there is only so much that we can do. Hopefully, the investigation will not reveal that it is a firearm from his branch that he had. There was a search executed on his premises and no firearm was found. We are still investigating where he may have hid that firearm and like I said, the investigation continues.”

 

With the institution of criminal charges against PC Alamilla, he will be taken to court, placed on interdiction on half pay and the outcome of the case will determine whether or not he will remain in the police department.

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