Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Brandon Garmon has been charged with unlawfully possessing an assault rifle and tracer ammunition at his home, Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office stated.
“While I support the rights afforded to us under the Second Amendment, I also respect the laws of our state. It is illegal to possess an AR-15 assault rifle in California, and I expect everyone, including sworn officers, to follow the law,” District Attorney George Gascón said. “These weapons have repeatedly led to massive loss of life across this nation, and I fully intend to enforce the ban in Los Angeles.”
Garmon, 44, was charged with one felony count each of possession of an assault weapon and possession of a destructive device, officials stated.
As part of an investigation, a search warrant was served at Garmon’s home on April 8, 2020. An unregistered AR-15 assault rifle and incendiary ammunition were found in a closet.
The case is under investigation by the sheriff’s Internal Criminal Investigations Bureau.