Why Did The NYPD Wait A Month To Confiscate E. Jean Carroll's UNLICENSED Gun?

By Tommy Wilson | Sunday, 14 April 2024 09:30 AM
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In a recent development, the New York Police Department (NYPD) seized a firearm from the residence of writer E. Jean Carroll, a month after she confessed to possessing an unlicensed weapon during her testimony in a defamation lawsuit against former President Donald Trump.

The police action, however, did not result in any charges against Carroll, as reported by NBC News.

On February 15, Warwick, N.Y. police chief personally visited Carroll's home to address certain "open issues," one of which was Carroll's own admission on January 17 that she kept a "high standard revolver, nine chambers" by her bed without a valid license. Officer John Rader, in his report, stated that he "offered to secure the weapon at the police station's property for safekeeping." Carroll, accompanied by a member of her security detail, complied with the officer's request the following day. The firearm is to remain in police custody until Carroll secures a New York pistol license.

Under New York law, unlicensed possession of a firearm is a serious offense, potentially leading to felony charges with penalties that can include up to four years in prison. However, no charges have been filed against Carroll in relation to the unlicensed firearm. The reason behind the NYPD's delayed response to Carroll's January testimony and the current status of the firearm remains unclear.

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The issue of Carroll's gun ownership was a contentious point during the trial, particularly during cross-examination. Trump's attorney, Alina Habba, questioned Carroll's knowledge of the legal requirements for gun ownership, prompting U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan to express frustration with the line of questioning.

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In 2019, Carroll accused Donald Trump of raping her in a Bergdorf Goodman dressing room in the 1990s. Trump has vehemently denied the allegations, referring to Carroll as a "whack job" who's "not my type." The jury found Trump guilty of sexually abusing and defaming Carroll and ordered him to pay $5 million in damages.

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Judge Lewis Kaplan, a Clinton appointee, ruled that Trump is liable for defamatory statements he made about Carroll after she accused him of rape. The jury in the defamation trial returned a verdict, ordering Trump to pay a total of $83.3 million to Carroll.

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