(AP) The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating allegations that SWAT officers bought specially-made handguns and resold them at a significant profit.
The Los Angeles Times says it is the department's second probe since 2010 into the whereabouts of the guns. An initial investigation was deemed 'deficient' in a report by Inspector General Alex Bustamante.
Investigators want to know how many officers were involved, the number of guns sold and when the sales were carried out.
The Times says suspicion about the guns first arose in 2010, when a firearms inventory was ordered at the LAPD's Metropolitan Division, which includes SWAT.
Bustamante's report says the officer who carried out the count found that SWAT members had purchased up to 324 guns and were 'possibly reselling them to third parties for large profits.'