Former San Luis Obispo City Councilman and Mothers Tavern owner Paul Brown reported two guns stolen from his car in the city last week.
The incident has prompted an internal investigation into the matter by Browns new employer: the Morro Bay Police Department.
Brown, a police officer in training, reported Friday that the weapons were stolen from his personal vehicle parked outside his home, said Capt. Chris Staley of the San Luis Obispo Police Department.
Staley said that he didnt know whether the weapons were registered with the state of California and wanted to check with the officers investigating the case, who werent available Tuesday.
Staley said he doesnt believe any criminal charges will be pursued against Brown relating to his possession of the guns or their registration, but he wanted to check on that information as well.
Morro Bay Police Chief Tim Olivas said Tuesday that the department is looking into the matter by conducting an internal fact-finding investigation that could lead to potential discipline for Brown if he has violated any department policies.
Brown has been participating in a field officer training program for about eight weeks, Olivas said.
Officer misconduct can result in discipline ranging from a written reprimand thats entered into a personnel file to dismissal from the job. Brown currently is on an 18-month probationary term, Olivas said.