FLINT, Mich. — Police officers have many tools of the trade. The shotgun is one of their most deadly tools. But a recently completed inventory audit, the first the Flint Police Department has completed in 12 years, turned up some troubling results. Twenty shotguns are missing.
“You ask yourself, how could that happen? It’s the police station, the utmost security in Flint. How is something like this possible?” James Lloyd said.
“Could be just an accounting error or whatever, but of course, I don’t want to see more guns on the street,” Claire Holton said.
Some residents say the news is alarming, and they don’t understand how shotguns just disappear. Flint Police Chief James Tolbert said he’s conducting a full-department audit in hopes to pinpoint the gun’s locations. Meanwhile, the serial numbers of the shotguns were entered into the state Law Enforcement Information Network and reported as missing.