Caddo Sheriff requests investigation into DA machine gun order
POSTED: Monday, March 12, 2012 - 4:00am
UPDATED: Monday, March 12, 2012 - 4:04am
CADDO PARISH, LA — The Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office is requesting an investigation from the state in to machine guns acquired by the District Attorney's office last month.
The Caddo District Attorney's Office received a shipment of eight automatic m-16 rifles on February 27, 2012 from the Louisiana Federal Property Assistance Agency.
The DA's Office paid $400 in paper work fees to get the weapons.
They say they are within their rights to acquire those kinds of weapons from the agency.
Sheriff Prator says the agency violated the law by shipping the weapons without notifying his office first.
"I want to make sure that the state of Louisiana or the federal government doesn't ship machine guns to agencies without knowledge of the sheriff so the sheriff can look in to it and to agencies that don't have arrest power," Steve Prator, Caddo Parish Sheriff, explained.
District Attorney Charles Scott says the State Inspector General has yet to contact his office concerning any investigation.
The Inspector General would not confirm nor deny whether any investigation is taking place.