Washington Capitol Police Weigh Fix After Guns Left in Bathrooms

Capitol police are considering new procedures and punishments after several incidents in which officers accidentally left their guns in public bathrooms, an official said on Thursday. Another gun owned by an officer assigned to protect House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner was discovered in a bathroom in Boehner's office suite by a child in March. In congressional hearings on Wednesday, Capitol Police Chief Kim Dine said he was considering annual procedural training on securing guns while using the bathroom. Also being weighed are better ways to secure weapons while using the bathroom and providing more so-called lock boxes around the Capitol for officers to store their guns temporarily, he said.