The news is out: [Feb. 15—A Chattanooga police officer resigned just before being fired late last year after the department determined he’d stolen two firearms — one of which he pawned — from recently deceased Chattanoogans whose families called police to help determine what to do with the weapons.
According to Chattanooga Police Department internal affairs records, former officer Eric Brown responded to two separate calls to collect weapons in February 2020. But Brown didn’t turn those firearms in to the department’s property division and didn’t list them on the incident reports.
The firearm that was pawned reportedly originally belonged to a former small-town police chief. The town was not specified.]
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