How Could a Veteran Officer Mistake a Duty Pistol for a TASER?

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Ever since the fatal shooting of Daunte Wright at a traffic stop in Brooklyn Center, MN, officers and the public have asked what happened. How could a veteran officer mistake her pistol for a TASER?

 

In this first episode of POLICE Coffee Break, we ask that question of internationally recognized law enforcement trainer and POLICE contributor Dave Smith.

 

 

⏱ Timestamps ⏱
0:00 Conversation overview
0:46 What Happened in the Daunte Wright Shooting?
3:42 What is Slip and Capture?
6:53 Slip and Capture vs. Muscle Memory
9:14 Should We Change the Placement of Tasers?
12:13 How Can Officers Prevent This from Happening?

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