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Posted: 1/8/2005 6:52:24 PM EDT
Officer charged in stolen gun case


POSTED AT 5:21 PM Thursday, January 6

The Calgary Police Service has laid charges against a veteran officer.

The charges stem from an officer's gun that was stolen last July.

A number of items were stolen from Detective Gerard Brand's car while he attended the Calgary Folk Festival at Prince's Island Park.

A police service Glock handgun and a police badge was stolen from a briefcase.

Brand is a decorated, thirteen year veteran of the police force.

He facing two charges related to the careless use and storage of a firearm.

If found guilty, Brand could face a fine or jail time.

Even if he is convicted, it will be up to the chief of police to decide if Brand will remain with the service
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 6:54:49 PM EDT
Now that's fricken stupid as hell.   I hope every other officer tenders a tenative resignation letter in support of this officer.  
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 7:03:32 PM EDT
When I tried to get a permit for a handgun before moving to the U.S., the police wouldn't let me and said that I didn't 'need' it and that it was a 'two-pound paperweight'.  The overwhelming majority of Canadian LEO have supported every gun measure to come down the pike.  Now they will reap what they've sown.  
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 7:06:35 PM EDT
wow thats crazy.

In my department if you lose your gun you lose 10 vacation days or something like that, they dont press criminal charges.

I know an idiot or two who has lost their gun
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 7:08:13 PM EDT
I mam so glad I got out of that stupid place.

I wouldnt be an LEO there for all the tea in China.
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