State troopers charged with illegal full auto possession
From the Belleville News-Democrat: three Illinois state troops and a physican have been charged with possession of illegal full autos, and ten police chiefs have written to ask that charges be dropped.
[Update: Brady Campaign was asked for comments, and gave a diplomatic "If that's what happened, it's a lapse in judgment." (BTW, this latter news article has more factual and legal errors than I can easily count).
UPDATE: Here's the letter in support, with signatures.
UPDATE: yep, the second article linked has quite a few errors. The M-4 is described as a subgun. The article implies that ANY full auto can be owned with payment of a $200 tax (ignoring that it takes more than that, and post-bans are out). It says subguns "often" fire pistol ammo, when firing such is the very definition of a submachinegun. It implies that full-auto breaks down into two classes: tripod mounted MGs and subguns.
Strange part is that it says the M4 was registered, to the law enforcement agency. Sounds as if the charges against one trooper are purely that he took it home contrary to regulations, which is a pretty tenuous basis for an NFA charge. Of course, the reporter may have missed some other details, or got that wrong.