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: 3 Dead, 2 In Critical Condition After Shooting In Kenosha, Wisconsin
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: Human Remains Found Near Site Where Brian Laundrie’s Items Found; Sarasota Medical Examiner To Examine Remains
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: Dixmoor Sends Plea For Help As Water Pressure Down To A Trickle In Parts Of South Suburb
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