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?


Coffee Break with Police Experts features short conversations between POLICE editors and leading law enforcement trainers, legal experts, and technology developers on how to make officers safer and more effective.

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