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Back then -- US park police are under scrutiny right now after a skating inspector general's report says that they lost track of thousands of handguns.
Rifles and machine guns how how -- you might ask yourself.
Elizabeth prime live in Washington so Elizabeth what relented -- yes.
Well I'll start with an anonymous complaint that led to the department of interior to taking inventory of military style weapons.
Within the US park police department now upon their investigation they've realized a large supply of rifles shotguns and handguns.
Are completely unaccounted for some even being suspected.
A being taken home by officers so how many are missing while it's tough to say exactly a synopsis in the report reads in part.
We found that staff at all levels from firearm program's managers to their employees.
Had no clear idea of how many weapons they maintained due to an incomplete and poorly managed inventory control now.
To give you some specific examples investigators found that at least 14100 handguns and rifles or shotguns.
Which are supposed to be destroyed were instead on -- signed.
In another instance 190.
-- and -- are sitting stockpiled -- -- facility outside -- DC.
After being transferred over from another government agency no steps had been taken to record these particular weapons.
-- -- -- Any reaction so far from the park police department.
Well in fact we -- just moments ago the National Park Service director Jonathan Jarvis sent to release -- Fox News he writes in part.
I had no tolerance for this management's failure and have ordered an immediate action to implement the inspector general's recommendations.
I and committed to ensuring that all of the necessary systems are in place that followed so that these professionals have the tools to carry out their critical functions.
Now that being said the department of interior says park police don't have clear policies or procedures for investigating missing weapons.
Even accusing the chief of police to have a historical lackadaisical attitude.
Towards firearms management.
This is the third time in recent years recommendations have been sent to the department with regards to you with weapon accountability.
Martin sent back to you when he was Pinkston has the role at people we're in charge of those weapons.
Lost track of them Elizabeth thanks to you in Washington I'm somebody has to have had that in their job description -- yeah.
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