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September 11, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WASHINGTON D.C. METROPOLITAN POLICE OFFICER INDICTED
FOR POSSESSION AND TRANSPORT OF A SAWED-OFF SHOTGUN
AND OBSTRUCTING AN INVESTIGATION OF THAT OFFENSE
Greenbelt, Maryland - A federal grand jury indicted Edwin Francis Kennedy, age 36, of Chesapeake, Maryland, today for unlawful possession and transport of an unregistered and prohibited firearm, and engaging in misleading conduct in order to hinder the investigation of a federal crime, announced United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein.
According to the four-count indictment, in January/February 2006 Kennedy, a Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police officer, possessed and transported a Savage Arms Model 67 12 gauge shotgun (Savage Arms shotgun) having a sawed-off barrel of less than 18 inches, which was not registered to him in the national Firearms Registration and Transfer Record.
The indictment also alleges that on April 14, 2006, Kennedy presented photographs to officers of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office of a different shotgun than the Savage Arms shotgun with the sawed-off barrel, as if the shotgun in the photograph was the Savage Arms shotgun, in order to obstruct the investigation of his unlawful possession and transport of a shotgun with an illegally sawed-off barrel.
Kennedy faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison followed by 3 years of supervised release for possession of the shotgun; 5 years in prison followed by 3 years of supervised release for transport of the shotgun; and 10 years in prison followed by 3 years of supervised release for engaging in the misleading conduct. Kennedy is expected to have his initial appearance in U.S. District Court in Baltimore sometime this week.
An indictment is not a finding of guilt. An individual charged by indictment is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty at some later criminal proceedings.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein praised the investigative work performed by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant U.S. Attorney Michele Satori, who is prosecuting the case.
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