LAPD detective charged with attempting to buy gun silencer

Los Angeles Police Department Det. Luke Walden has been charged with a felony after authorities say he tried to buy a gun silencer from China.

Authorities began an investigation into Walden after U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents intercepted a package from China that contained an illegal firearm silencer in April 2021, the department said in a release. The address on the package matched one belonging to the veteran lawman, police said.

Walden, 48, was arrested Nov. 15 by the department’s Professional Standards Bureau and released on bail following. He is charged with one felony count of attempted possession of a silencer.

In announcing the charge against Walden, Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. George Gascón said, “This case is especially troubling given that the accused is a…

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