House Speaker's Office Apologizes for Staffer's Actions

5 years 3 weeks 22 hours ago Tuesday, September 24 2013 Sep 24, 2013 Tuesday, September 24, 2013 12:09:00 PM CDT September 24, 2013 in News
By: Nick Thompson, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

ST. LOUIS - The Chief of Staff in House Speaker Tim Jones' office apologized Tuesday for the actions of staffer Dave Evans.

Capitol Police issued a police report Monday detailing an incident in which officers found Evans' loaded gun in a capitol bathroom Monday morning.

Chief of Staff Tom Smith issued the following statement:

"We have met with Dave to discuss this incident and he has offered his sincere apologies to me, to Speaker Jones, and to his fellow staff members. He is extremely remorseful about this unfortunate incident and willing to take full accountability for his mistake. I have instructed Dave to take an additional gun safety course, which he has agreed to complete in the next few weeks. I know that Dave is a responsible, law-abiding gun owner and that he will never allow a mistake such as this to happen again."

 

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