So Jay over at MArooned beat me to the punch, but I have to say if this happened in any other city, like this one with high crime rates that rifle would have been long gone and not reported by a passer by to another officer to correct the situation. Here that would be just another statistic. An “assault rifle” in the hands of criminals according to anti 2A people. I understand that cops are people too and they make mistakes like everyone else, but I can’t imagine a situation other than a running gunfight that would make you forget your weapon like that. Especially when you’re supposed to be a trained professional. It makes you wonder what else this officer forgets to do.