Oakland police cite FBI agent after gun stolen from vehicle

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Officials say police issued a citation to an FBI agent last month after the agent’s gun was stolen from a parked vehicle in Oakland.

The East Bay Times reports the Oakland Police Department used a 2016 state law requiring law enforcement officers to put weapons in a lock box when leaving them in an unattended vehicle. It calls for officers who don’t use lock boxes, or other safety devices, to be cited and fined up to $1,000.

The .45 caliber gun and an FBI jacket were stolen from the agent’s vehicle in an Oakland parking lot on July 10. The weapon was later recovered.

A FBI spokesperson declined comment Thursday, citing personnel matters, and declined to provide any details about how or where the weapon was recovered.

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Information from: East Bay Times, http://www.eastbaytimes.com

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