One would expect a police department to keep better track of their firearms, so when over 3 dozen police issued weapons go missing over several years, it raises concerns.
Dozens of police-issued firearms have gone missing from Michigan’s largest police departments since 2010, a 7 Action News investigation has found.
Forty-two weapons have disappeared from the Detroit Police Department, Wayne County Sheriffs Department and Michigan State Police, with most being reported stolen.
Eight of the weapons were later recovered, including some that were used, according to police, in the commission of other crimes.
Last November in Detroit, near the corner of Brace and Tireman, cops were conducting what they thought was a routine traffic stop. But the man behind the wheel, 25-year-old Tyrone West, had other plans. According to Detroit police, he pulled a gun on the officers that pulled him over.