LAPD detective charged with attempting to buy gun silencer - Los Angeles Times
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Luke Walden has been charged with a felony after authorities say he tried to buy a gun silencer from China. Walden, ...
...48, was arrested Nov. 15 by the department’s Professional Standards Bureau and released on bail following.
He is charged with one felony count of attempted possession of a silencer. In announcing the charge against Walden, Los Angeles County Dist.
George Gascón said, “This case is especially troubling given that the accused is a senior law enforcement officer.”
“Any device that is intended to silence or muffle a firearm is illegal,” Gascón said.
“Anyone who tries to circumvent our laws by trying to purchase such items overseas will be held accountable for their actions, no matter their profession.”
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LAPD Chief Michel Moore said in a statement that “the circumstances of this investigation trouble me greatly, given the responsibilities of the involved detective.”
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“Reverence for the law is an unbending expectation of each member of this department,” he said.
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