State Police to audit firearms unit

State Police will conduct the audit of the Police Department’s Firearms Identification Unit that Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey called for after the Daily News raised questions about alleged weapons tampering in the unit.

The People’s Paper reported today that after Officer Anthony Magsam was caught stealing parts from two automatic weapons in the unit, his supervisor, Lt. Vincent Testa agreed to quietly transfer him, according to several sources with knowledge of the incident.

Being in possession of automatic weapons parts is a federal crime punishable up to 10 years in prison.
Testa was removed from the unit last week.

“We’ll have a new look at the case and see what we’ve got,” Ramsey said yesterday. “We’re moving along very quickly. We’ll let the cards fall where they may.”

Read today’s full story here.