Oakland Police Department recalls new guns

May 20, 2011 6:06:03 PM PDT
Oakland police officers have had to start carrying older pistols they recently gave up because of a defect that's been discovered in their new guns.

Oakland officers carry 40-caliber semi-automatic handguns made by Glock. A mechanical defect turned up in the Glock's newest model during training exercises. Police insist that defect never posed a danger to officers on the street or to the public.

The Oakland Police Department wants Glock to ensure the weapons' reliability before returning them to the officers.