BEAVER, Pa. (AP) — A county audit of a western Pennsylvania sheriff's office found that authorities gave out free gun permits and may have broken state law.
The Beaver County Times (http://bit.ly/J6jgXY ) reports Wednesday that the draft audit found that the Beaver County Sheriff's Office gave away hundreds of gun permits at free or reduced rates.
Controller David Rossi says he provided the audit to the sheriff's office last Thursday. Chief Deputy Jay Alstadt says the sheriff's office will try and cooperate with the controller's office.
Beaver County Sheriff George David is awaiting trial on charges he threatened a political campaign worker and an online news reporter. David denies the charges and remains in office because county officials are powerless to remove him, but a judge banned him from parts of his own department.