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June 14, 1989 | DAVID FREED, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating allegations raised by the former commander of the department's firearms and explosives section that officers in the unit stripped hundreds of confiscated guns destined for destruction and sold the parts for personal profit. Lt. Jimmie J. Finn, a highly decorated 23-year police veteran, has told internal investigators that members of the 20-man unit took gun parts that did not have serial numbers--allegedly so they could not be traced--and marketed them at swap meets and civilian gun shows.
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December 22, 1989 | DAVID FREED, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An internal Los Angeles Police Department probe into the alleged theft of gun parts by bomb squad officers has found "insufficient evidence to clearly establish culpability" among any of the accused policemen. Nonetheless, the investigation identified several "procedural weaknesses and administrative concerns" that have been forwarded to Police Chief Daryl F. Gates for review, said Robert L. Talcott, president of the Los Angeles Police Commission.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 15, 1989 | DAVID FREED, Times Staff Writer
An internal investigation into allegations that Los Angeles police officers pilfered and sold parts from hundreds of confiscated guns has implicated the department's lead firearms examiner, who recently gained public attention for apparently botching a major murder investigation. Sources said that Detective Jimmy L. Trahin, 42, a nationally known firearms expert, is one of two officers alleged to have been the most-active participants in the scheme to make outside money through the sale of confiscated weapons parts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 15, 1989 | DAVID FREED, Times Staff Writer
An internal investigation into allegations that Los Angeles police officers pilfered and sold parts from hundreds of confiscated guns has implicated the department's lead firearms examiner, who recently gained public attention for apparently botching a major murder investigation. Sources said that Detective Jimmy L. Trahin, 42, a nationally known firearms expert, is one of two officers alleged to have been the most-active participants in the scheme to make outside money through the sale of confiscated weapons parts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 22, 1989 | DAVID FREED, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An internal Los Angeles Police Department probe into the alleged theft of gun parts by bomb squad officers has found "insufficient evidence to clearly establish culpability" among any of the accused policemen. Nonetheless, the investigation identified several "procedural weaknesses and administrative concerns" that have been forwarded to Police Chief Daryl F. Gates for review, said Robert L. Talcott, president of the Los Angeles Police Commission.
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June 14, 1989 | DAVID FREED, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating allegations raised by the former commander of the department's firearms and explosives section that officers in the unit stripped hundreds of confiscated guns destined for destruction and sold the parts for personal profit. Lt. Jimmie J. Finn, a highly decorated 23-year police veteran, has told internal investigators that members of the 20-man unit took gun parts that did not have serial numbers--allegedly so they could not be traced--and marketed them at swap meets and civilian gun shows.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 16, 1989 | DAVID FREED, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles City Council members have directed Police Chief Daryl F. Gates to meet with them to discuss allegations that officers pilfered and sold parts from hundreds of confiscated guns destined for destruction. Gates is to appear July 3 before the council's Police, Fire and Public Safety Committee. The committee's chairman, Councilman Richard Alatorre, introduced a motion Wednesday requesting the meeting after The Times reported that the former commander of the Police Department's firearms and explosives section had accused officers in the unit of stripping and selling parts from confiscated guns for personal profit.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 11, 1989 | ANDREA FORD, Times Staff Writer
Allegations that Los Angeles police officers stole parts from hundreds of confiscated guns and sold them at swap meets and gun shows have not been substantiated by an internal investigation that is near completion, a police official said Monday. Cmdr. George Morrison, speaking for Police Chief Daryl F.
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March 28, 1987 | DAVID FREED, Times Staff Writer
An incident in which the police bomb squad refused to search a United Airlines jetliner at Los Angeles International Airport has prompted a review by police and airport officials of procedures used at LAX during airline bomb threats.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 1989 | DAVID FREED, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating allegations raised by the former commander of the department's firearms and explosives section that officers in the unit stripped hundreds of confiscated guns destined for destruction and sold the parts for personal profit. Lt. Jimmie J. Finn, a highly decorated 23-year police veteran, has told internal investigators that members of the 20-man unit took gun parts that did not have serial numbers--allegedly so they could not be traced--and marketed them at swap meets and civilian gun shows.
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June 14, 1989 | DAVID FREED, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating allegations raised by the former commander of the department's firearms and explosives section that officers in the unit stripped hundreds of confiscated guns destined for destruction and sold the parts for personal profit. Lt. Jimmie J. Finn, a highly decorated 23-year police veteran, has told internal investigators that members of the 20-man unit took gun parts that did not have serial numbers--allegedly so they could not be traced--and marketed them at swap meets and civilian gun shows.
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