Thursday, September 29, 2011

Whoa: Police Seize 51 Guns from the Home of an Officer

Anthony Magsam might be in a bit of trouble.  Magsam, a veteran police officer in Philadelphia, was approached by the SWAT team, who seized 51 firearms from his home.  Magsum was the center of an investigation into the department's Firearms Identification Unit, or FIU.

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey said that Magsam cooperated with the investigation.  In addition to the weapons found in Magsam's home, there were other weapons "removed from another location."   Many of the guns were found to be missing from the department's FIU, when the United States Department of Justice requested an audit.

Commissioner Ramsey says that officers haven't found "anything conclusive" to charge Magsam with a crime.  The weapons that have been confiscated will be examined by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  The Daily News had reported that Magsam had been accused of stealing the parts to two automatic weapons when he worked for the FIU in 2009.  The parts were returned and he was not charged.  Instead, he was transferred to another post.

There is no word as to whether police speculate that Magsam was selling the guns on the street.

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