CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago’s inspector general says the city’s police department has failed to report to the state of Illinois people it believes may be mentally unfit to carry a gun.
Inspector General Joe Ferguson says in a report released Wednesday the state Firearm Owners Identification Card Act requires law enforcement to notify Illinois State Police within 24 hours of determining a person poses “a clear and present danger.”READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Rain Tapers Saturday Night, But More Scattered Showers Sunday
A review determined the Chicago Police Department only once in 37 incidents over a recent 3½-year period reported to the state it confiscated a gun from a person it transported to a mental health facility.READ MORE: At Least 16 People Shot, 1 Killed In Gun Violence In Chicago This Weekend
Ferguson recommended Chicago police officials train officers on the reporting requirements and make the forms accessible for officers.
Spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says the department has adopted the recommendations.MORE NEWS: At Bond Hearing For Man Authorities Say Was With Him, Prosecutors Say 13-Year-Old Adam Toledo Had Gun In Hand When He Was Fatally Shot By Police
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