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April 5, 2023: Sheriff’s Deputy Charged With Unlawfully Possessing Assault Rifle

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Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced today that Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Brandon Garmon has been charged with unlawfully possessing an assault rifle and tracer ammunition at his home.

“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 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 (dob 3/24/78) was charged in case BA513776 with one felony count each of possession of an assault weapon and possession of a destructive device. Arraignment will be scheduled for a later date.

The case was filed for warrant on April 4.

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 remains under investigation by the sheriff’s Internal Criminal Investigations Bureau.