RENO(AP) - A Reno police sergeant who sold a gun to a mentally ill 19-year-old man has been demoted to officer.
The Reno Gazette-Journal reports Deputy Police Chief Tom Robinson confirmed the demotion of Laura Conklin on Friday.
Robinson adds that the department's internal investigation into the July gun sale is still ongoing.
A judge earlier had adjudicated the young man as mentally incompetent to care for himself, making it illegal for him to have a weapon.
Conklin's lawyer Thomas Viloria tells the newspaper that Conklin was promoted to sergeant on Aug. last year. The promotion comes with a one-year probationary period and she was awaiting final confirmation.
Viloria says Conklin was told Wednesday that she was not confirmed, though no reason was provided.