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GPD continues internal investigations

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by Nick Delgado

Guam - The Guam Police Department says they are taking both matters seriously. Internal Affairs is conducting a pair of investigations into the handling of firearms by two separate police officers, the first dealing with an officer who forgot his personal handgun inside a room at the Hotel Ypao last Wednesday night.

Hotel management called the cops who then confiscated the firearm. Guam law mandates that it's unlawful to store or leave a firearm without placing it in a secure locked cabinet or closet.

Meanwhile, another investigation is underway to determine the circumstances that led to another officer shooting himself in the hand. The officer was assigned to Government House where the incident occurred Sunday morning. GPD Spokesperson Officer A.J. Balajadia says depending on the outcome of the investigations additional training for proper weapons handling may be warranted.

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