Weapon / Ammunition
Weapons violations, which occur when a police officer violates departmental policies regarding the use, storage, or maintenance of their weapon. This can include using their weapon in a manner that is not justified by departmental policies, failing to properly secure their weapon, or using excessive force when using their weapon. Police officers are trusted with the responsibility of carrying firearms as part of their duties, and they must ensure that they use these weapons in a manner that is safe and responsible. Police departments typically have policies in place to regulate the use and handling of weapons, and to ensure that officers are held accountable for their actions when using these weapons. In cases of weapon misconduct, an investigation is typically conducted to determine the circumstances surrounding the violation and to determine if disciplinary action is necessary.