A police-issue handgun was stolen from an Indianola police officer’s squad car last week while the officer was on vacation, said Police Chief Steve Bonnett.Why is an officer allowed to leave their squad car parked on the street while on vacation for a week with a firearm stored inside? Because a policy states they have to.
Officer Mesha Wagner noticed at about 1 p.m. Sunday that someone had stolen her Glock 9mm pistol from the city squad car parked on the 900 block of South R Street in Indianola, Bonnett said.
This city doesn't think the officer should have any consequences for allowing a firearm to fall into the hands of a criminal.
Wagner, who has served in Indianola since 2003, will not face any disciplinary action.Could she at least be required to reimburse the city for the lost pistol?