SAN FRANCISCO (KTVU and AP) - Federal officials Saturday discussed the latest incident of a law enforcement officer losing a government-issued gun.
"A duty weapon belonging to a special agent with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) was reported missing Friday morning in San Francisco," in a statement from ICE sent to KTVU Fox 2. "The incident was properly reported through official federal channels and to local authorities. The matter is currently under investigation."
The Associated Press reports that San Francisco police are searching for the gun of a federal agent, who reportedly lost the weapon after leaving it on top of his car, and driving away.
It's unclear what, if any discipline, the agent may face.
Last June, a gun was stolen from the parked car of a U.S. Bureau of Land Management ranger in downtown San Francisco.
Firearm tests later showed that the gun was the weapon undocumented immigrant, Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez allegedly used to kill Kate Steinle near the Ferry Building.
San Francisco Board of Supervisors has been considering a measure requiring gun owners to put their firearms in secured lockboxes, if they leave the guns in an unattended car.
In January, someone broke into the car of an FBI agent in Benicia, and stole the 3 guns, federal badge, and other government materials.