Recall last month when it came to light that, whoops, Dallas police had reissued the guns used in not one but two officer-involved shootings, despite the fact that the guns were material evidence important to the felony cases against the two cops, Amy Wilburn and Cardan Spencer, as well as the civil lawsuit filed by the guy Wilburn shot. It seemed a bit too convenient that the guns used by the only two Dallas cops to be indicted for an on-duty shooting in modern times would be allowed back into circulation. Certainly there had to be a conspiracy. Certainly Dallas PD can't be that incompetent.
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Actually, according to an audit of the department's internal controls over guns and other weapons City Hall released today, yes. Yes it can. It's also far easier than it should be to steal "high risk inventory" -- i.e. guns, Tasers, badges, and radios.More »