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Video: Intoxicated Man Pulls Loaded Gun In Cruiser

May 07, 2013  | 

VIDEO: Minn. Man Pulls Gun In Squad

A rookie Metro Transit police officer didn't fully search an intoxicated man who pulled a revolver out of his waistband while riding un-handcuffed in the rear of a patrol car, the agency's chief told KSTP.

The agency's Chief John Harrington said the "lapse" by the officer, identified as Officer Jason Malland, didn't result in discipline even though the search was inadequate.

"Clearly, it wasn't thorough because they missed something," Harrington told KSTP. "That's almost the definition of not thorough in this case."

Officers Malland and Adam Marvin, a three-year veteran, responded to a report of a man harassing a woman in downtown Minneapolis shortly after 4 p.m. on Dec. 4. The officers decided to take Wesley Rogers, 21, home as a courtesy. They placed him un-handcuffed in the back of the cruiser, reports KTSP.

In patrol-car video, the highly intoxicated Rogers can be seen fumbling in his waistband area. He eventually pulled out a loaded .38 revolver and pointed it at the officers.

Tags: Officer Safety, Transit Officers, Pat-Downs, Intoxicated Subjects


Comments (12)

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Bob@Az. @ 5/7/2013 6:58 PM

You gotta be fu*king kidding me! They "missed something"? No discipline? How about maybe two DEAD cops? This alledged "chief" should have his head examined and read the damn manual. We've already lost a few Officers due to sloppy work and living in the "duh" zone. Damn guys, WAKE UP!! I know the Job gets boring but so is dead. Blues, Stay Safe.

Chuck @ 5/7/2013 10:33 PM

Your guys are lucky. Dont get complacent out there.

Former,Lawman @ 5/8/2013 6:40 AM

Obviously, don't take anything for granted...it didn't look like he was even handcuffed! Hopefully, this will be a lesson learned for these officers. The whole department and anyone reading this article should awaken everyone of us. I just knew his guy was going to start shooting. He could have done so very easily.

Cush @ 5/8/2013 7:16 AM

I don't know about the rest of you, but I was puckering the whole time I watched the video just waiting for shots fired. Rookie made a mistake, but a veteran was with him. The veteran should have made sure the rookie was on top of his game. That's why they call them rookies. And I'm sorry, but there needs to be disciplinary action to drive it home. They were lucky this time, but that could have been a horrible lesson learned if he would have started shooting.

8Sam1 @ 5/8/2013 9:09 AM

Looks like the gun was concealed in the genital area & he had to dig deep for it. An AD on the suspect's part while still in his pants would have been an all around lesson. Search thoroughly and do not let modesty get you injured or killed.

louie @ 5/8/2013 9:40 AM

I did this job for 43 years and when you are conveying someone in your patrol vehicle, always asume he or she is armed. You usually get one break, this was theirs.

Capt. Crunch @ 5/8/2013 12:25 PM

Right on Bob, cannot say it any better then that.

AlphaNarc @ 5/8/2013 4:07 PM

There are two kinds of cops. Those who missed something on a pat down and liars. Thank God it wasn't a fatal over site.

LT. Jer @ 5/9/2013 4:46 AM

Well said Alpha Narc. This video brings up numerous learning points and proves no good deed goes unpunished. My guess is both officers learned a lesson they will never forget. Be safe, think tactics.

Becky @ 5/9/2013 7:01 AM

Who ever wrote this article is an idiot, he never pointed the gun at the officers he dropped it, looked like he was tryna hide it and then tried to put it back is his waist when they opened the door to check and see what he had in his hand!!

Mark @ 5/9/2013 12:14 PM

@Becky - That is the most stupid comment I have ever seen. How can you justify anything that the guy did? You said it looked like he was trying to hide the gun...Why would he even pull it out in the first place if it is already hidden? You lack common sense.

David @ 5/12/2013 12:15 PM

Actually Mark, I thnk Becky is right on, it appeared to me that he was trying to stuff the gun, just like they do with dope. He couldnt do it in time, so he was trying to put it back in his pants, he never pointed the gun at them. Also the one cop, who was clearly pissed off, took out his lame police work on the suspect. Really? dragging a guy in cuffs out of the patrol car like that was not necessary. I would have written him up for missing the gun and excesive force.

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