Police are promising an investigation after video surfaced Wednesday of a child walking by an unattended police rifle left leaning against a car in Dayton, Kentucky.
In a Facebook video posted on Jan. 24, what appears to be an AR-15-style rifle can be seen leaning up against a car across the street from where police are standing after responding to a domestic violence incident.
Dayton Police Chief David Halfhill said the rifle was accidentally set down when the officers interacted with the suspect.
In the video an officer walks away from the scene to his car, with his own rifle in hand. Other police officers walk in the other direction and take a suspect away from the scene and to a cruiser down the road.