SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – The San Luis Obispo police chief revealed that he was shedding light on what happened when she left her gun in a public restroom.
Chief Deanna Cantrell said that she was having lunch at a local restaurant when she went to the bathroom and removed her gun from her holster. She posted his story on YouTube.
When she left the bathroom, she forgot to take her gun with her. As soon as she understood that, she went back to pick her up, but it was too late.
Cantrell said she immediately spoke to her supervisor.
"My actions were irresponsible and dangerous, I am so happy that after a preliminary investigation, a child did not find him.I was complacent and that is something you can not never be with a gun, "Cantrell said.
San Luis Obispo's City Manager, Derek Johnson, said, "I want to assure our community that protecting the safety of the public is our top priority."
According to the federal firearms license holder, 695 guns were reported missing or stolen in the state of California last year.
This number does not specify how many stolen firearms belonged to law enforcement officers.
A highly publicized case occurred in 2015, when Kate Steinle, a graduate of Cal Poly, was shot down along the wharf in San Francisco.
This weapon had been stolen from the vehicle of a law enforcement officer.
Here in San Luis Obispo, investigators examine a surveillance video near Target and El Pollo Loco to see if they can find the person who took the pistol.
Chief Cantrell says she's expecting to face disciplinary action for losing her gun.
We contacted Cantrell for an interview, but this request was eventually denied.
The San Luis Obispo Police Department has not released any additional information so far.