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Thu Sep 14, 2017, 08:21 AM

SFPD officers gun stolen during car break-in, used in homicide

SFPD officer’s gun stolen during car break-in, used in homicide

A San Francisco police officer’s personal gun was stolen from his car last month and used to kill a man just days later, raising questions as to whether the officer complied with local gun control laws.

The weapon was stolen from a veteran officer’s personal vehicle Aug. 12, according to police and the San Francisco Police Officers Association. Three days later, the firearm was used to shoot 23-year-old Abel Enrique Esquivel, Jr. near 26th Street and South Van Ness Avenue.

Police are not releasing the identity of the officer, but SFPOA President Martin Halloran said in a statement that the officer is a “highly decorated veteran.” Halloran also said the killing was “gang-related.”

This is the second known time in recent years that a law enforcement officer has left their firearm in a vehicle that was later burglarized in San Francisco, leading to a homicide.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sfpd-officers-gun-stolen-car-break-used-homicide/

It is difficult to understand why an officer needs to leave a gun in his car and access it's so infrequently he does not realize it has been stolen. There are extremely few locations an off-duty officer is not permitted to carry his firearm.

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Not Ruth Sep 2017 #1
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oneshooter Sep 2017 #3
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Response to sarisataka (Original post)

Thu Sep 14, 2017, 08:38 AM

1. Does SF have strict laws on where you can carry a gun?

 

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Response to Not Ruth (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 14, 2017, 08:44 AM

2. As a civilian yes

SF has very restrictive laws. CA carry permits have been upheld to be limited to those who can document need (or make a generous donation to the sheriff's re-election campaign)

However 99.9% of the laws exempt LE. Federal installations are the only notable exceptions to off duty LE carrying weapons

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Response to sarisataka (Original post)

Thu Sep 14, 2017, 11:19 AM

3. This did not happen.

SF law Enforcement personnel are highly trained professionals who, due to this training, do not leave personal weapons in a unoccupied vehicles.
Because of this high level of training in firearms handling and exacting knowledge of the law it is impossible for such a scenario to occur.

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Response to oneshooter (Reply #3)

Thu Sep 14, 2017, 12:37 PM

4. One police are responsible enough...



I believe it was suggested a gun owner who has a gun stolen should be charged with crimes committed with that gun. I wonder if that will still apply?

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