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Derek Carlile Loses Job but Keeps Guns

Posted on the 10 May 2013 by Mikeb302000
Marysville police announced Monday that Officer Derek Carlile will not be returning to the police force.
Derek Carlile Loses Job but Keeps Guns
The Seattle Times reports on the story which we posted before
Carlile has been on paid administrative leave since March 2012, when his toddler son found a handgun and fatally shot his 7-year-old sister. Carlile had left the gun in the family van while the children were unattended.

Carlile had been charged with second-degree manslaughter after the shooting, but the charge was dismissed after a Snohomish County jury was unable to reach a verdict after a trial in Snohomish County Superior Court at the end of last year.

Carlile, 32, and his family were in a rush to get to a wedding when they stopped off at a friend’s antiques shop in Stanwood on March 10, 2012. Carlile and his wife had left their four children in the van alone for a few minutes when their then-3-year-old son found a loaded .38-caliber revolver that Carlile had left in a cup holder between the front seats.
Carlile’s son got out of his booster seat, grabbed the gun and shot his sister Jenna in the abdomen. She died at a Seattle hospital.

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