Springfield's officer's gun goes missing
Nov. 07, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Springfield police officer is facing possible disciplinary action after reporting that his service firearm has gone missing from his Connecticut apartment.
A spokesman for Commissioner William Fitchet tells The Republican (http://bit.ly/1gu81qG ) that Officer Kevin Merchant attended a four-hour disciplinary hearing on Wednesday but no decision on what, if any, punishment he will receive has been made. That process could take seven to 10 days. Merchant remains on normal duty status.
Hartford, Conn., police say they responded to Merchant's home on Oct. 15 for a report of a missing or stolen firearm. The gun went missing during off-duty hours.
Lt. Brian Foley says the gun has not been recovered and the case remains open.
Information from: The Springfield (Mass.) Republican, http://www.masslive.com/news/