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3 Searches Fail to Find Gun on Denver Suspect

Denver officers tried to frisk a suspect three times, even knocking a knife from his waistband, but failed to find a gun the suspect allegedly used to shoot at the officers. Read Story Here.

June 17, 2014

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SGT JJ @ 6/17/2014 5:00 PM

The search was obviously negligent on the part of the Arresting officer, OR the car was not checked before going into the field for contraband which is sometimes not caught by the shift before and pushed under the back seat....later to be found by another prisoner. The department needs to tighten up their security procedures, and administer more search training. There is no good reason for this breach of safety.

westcoastleo @ 6/17/2014 5:05 PM

This is not the first nor the last time that coppers will miss something on a prisoner. Incidents like this have gone on for a long time. But as usual the media blasts the coppers as if they are shocked as to what happend and how it happened. I'm sure the media would be shocked if they saw the coppers handcuff the guy and pull his pants down and his shirt up then removing his shoes in public before placing him in the patrol car. Im glad the coppers are ok and they will learn from this mistake.

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eastcoastleo @ 6/18/2014 12:40 PM

SGT JJ, I guess we can assume that you are the PERFECT policeman having never dropped the ball ey? Somehow I doubt that and/or you are not LEO. Your critique and/or Monday morning quarterbacking of these officer's is ignorance at best. If you are a LEO you should know better, we all make mistakes! We hope it doesn't cost us our life! Our mission is not to criticize our brother's when they make a mistake. Rather, we rejoice that we are not burying another, we learn from their mistake and keep fighting. Be Safe!

ohioLE @ 6/20/2014 3:05 AM

Eastcoastleo, your spot on. Anybody that has delt with the fog of war/streets, knows things get hectic and stuff gets overlooked or missed regularly. This just happened to be a big miss. Some Officer's go to ALOT of training, but when your in the grind everyday and running call to call these things happen. Agree learn from our mistakes and count our blessings when it doesn't cost us big. If JJ is a cop he's a cancer. Training is great, but training should be something we send guys to before stuff happens, instead we use it as a remedial tool. "You messed up an investigation" we're sending you to crime scene basic coarse. How about scheduling officers for critical training prior to things going bad. Anybody that says things like this cannot happen to them is living in denial, I love these videos they help keep my on top of my game. It's only the top because eventually something happens that knocks you down.

Brian @ 6/20/2014 10:14 AM

Eastcoastleo and ohioLE, you both got it right. With an officer in the audio saying "he's got a gun on his back side", I'm assuming he was still handcuffed & probably behind his back. So he could have had the small gun, judging from the picture, in the crack of his ass. Someplace many officers don't check, including myself. We check waist, groin, legs, ankles and everything else, but seldom "between the cheeks". If this guy has been arrested and frisked many times, he probably noticed that cops normally don't check there. Just thank God it didn't cost us another cop going down.

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