A San Francisco Police officer was arrested Tuesday for manufacturing and possessing an AR-15 with parts and features prohibited by California’s strict gun-control laws.
50-year-old Berkeley resident officer Thomas Abrahamsen surrendered himself after a year-long investigation by SFPD’s Internal Affairs Division and was booked into the San Francisco County Jail on on one felony count of manufacturing an “assault weapon” and one felony count of possession of an “assault weapon”, according to San Francisco police spokesman Sgt. Michael Andraychak.
According to CBS SF Bay Area, the 18-year-veteran of the department has been placed on unpaid administrative leave and was investigated as a result of information gathered from his colleagues.
SFPD released a statement in which Acting Chief of Police Toney Chaplin said, “In the spirit of the Not on My Watch initiative, Department members will continue to hold each other accountable and will act swiftly to report any behavior that might bring dishonor to the Police Department.”
The Internal Affairs Unit has provided the completed investigation to the city’s District Attorney’s Office and Abrahamsen’s booking photo will be made public Wednesday.
California is home to some of the strictest gun laws in the nation, which outright bans thousands of firearms models based on a variety of features, ranging from mechanical to cosmetic.
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