UO Internal Audit: UOPD misclassifying TASERS; firearms missing records

UO Internal Audit: UOPD misclassifying TASERS; firearms missing records

9/6/19
By: Daily Emerald

An inventory audit of the University of Oregon Police Department’s firearms found that UOPD is not complying with federal rules regarding the classification of TASERs as firearms and UOPD does not have acquisition records for 18 of the 121 firearms purchased since the department’s inception. 

The audit, which was completed in May by the university’s Office of Internal Audit, found that UOPD is not in compliance with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ regulations for TASERS. The ATF, which enforces federal gun laws, classifies TASERS as firearms, while UOPD does not. 



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