The Capitol Police department is under scrutiny after there were three separate reports of officers leaving loaded guns in public places in offices in Washington, D.C. In one incident, it was reported that a small child found a loaded Glock pistol in the bathroom of Republican House Speaker John Boehner’s suite.
The child was no more than 7- or 8-years old, reported Roll Call, which broke the news. A member of Boehner’s security detail allegedly left the gun in the bathroom on March 24.
In January, a member of Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s security detail allegedly left a Glock and a magazine in a toilet seat at the Capitol Visitor Center, the site reported. A worker later found the weapon.
And earlier this month on April 16, another Glock pistol was discovered by a janitor at the Capitol Police headquarters. The weapon was left out in the open.
The incidents in January and April are being investigated, Roll Call confirmed. In the first incident, top police officials recommended an unspecified six-day suspension without pay.
A police spokesperson issued a statement to Roll Call: