RENO, Nev. (AP) — Sparks police say no charges will be filed against a Reno police sergeant or a 19-year-old mentally ill man who purchased a handgun from her in July.
The Reno Gazette-Journal (http://on.rgj.com/19Ru7yM ) reports the investigation conducted by the Sparks Police Department found that neither former Reno Police Sgt. Laura Conklin nor the man violated the law.
The man responded to an online ad and bought the weapon from Conklin on July 2. The young man's mother then contacted officials because her son has Asperger's Syndrome and is periodically suicidal.
Sparks police say Conklin was not required to perform a background check before selling the weapon.
They say while the man was under his parent's guardianship because of his mental illness, he was not aware that prevented him from obtaining a gun.
Information from: Reno Gazette-Journal, http://www.rgj.com