A police officer in the Seattle Police Department didn’t have his head screwed on tightly. In his infinite wisdom, the officer left his loaded “assault rifle” on the back of his cruiser and drove away.
It was around 9 p.m. and the car was parked outside the Roosevelt Hotel, near Pine and 7th Avenue, with no police officers in sight, said Gonzales.
In addition, after an officer got back into the patrol car, it was driven away with the rifle still on the trunk.
The Seattle PD has apologized and an investigation is being conducted.
Its amazing how much flak citizens are given over ownership of guns and the police are just given a slap on the wrist. I doubt the officer will be punished for his ineptitude. Especially since this is the same department who shot a deaf man in the back.