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Tag: Accidental Discharges
NC Sheriff’s K-9 Accidentally Killed by Police Officer
Knightdale police chief Lawrence Capps said the dog was accidentally shot by one of his officers.
May 26, 2023
Don’t Call It a “Negligent” Discharge
Before we play judge, jury, and executioner by hanging the millstone of “negligent discharge” around someone’s neck, we owe it to ourselves and the firearms community at large to not be cavalier in our use of language by perpetuating the use of irresponsible terms that carry with them serious legal ramifications.
December 6, 2022
TX Officer Shot in Face During Training Last Month Leaves Rehab
Sansom Park police officer Lina Mino was released from in-patient rehab on Friday after being shot in the face during a training exercise last month.
December 5, 2022
Firearms Vendor Discharges Gun inside Chicago Police Academy
One of the vendors left a round in one of the guns and did not check it, before putting it on display.
November 14, 2022
Milwaukee Police Changing Duty Sidearm After Lawsuit Over Unexpected Discharges
"It is a breath of fresh air where we have open lines of communication on important issues such as these," says Milwaukee Police Association President Andrew Wagner. "We just want these firearms replaced with a safe and reliable firearm."
November 2, 2022
Off-Duty CA Officer Shoots Self, Kills Bystander While Cleaning Gun
Officer Francisco Villicana was cleaning his personal gun Friday around 5:45 p.m. in Salinas when he mistakenly fired the single round that killed Luis Alfredo Ferro-Sanchez, police said.
October 27, 2022
Milwaukee Police Association Sues City Over Safety Concerns with Sig P320
The lawsuit claims the city should have known about four such discharges without a trigger pull on the issued sidearm and “failed to take steps to ensure the safety of the officers, and the general public.”
September 20, 2022
Colorado Officer Accidently Shoots Another Officer
An officer came around the corner, sensed some kind of threat and and fired a shot, which hit another officer.
August 27, 2021
California Training Officer Accidentally Shot by Rookie
It happened at a tow yard police were using as a training ground for new officers. Stockton police say during the tow yard training exercise a rookie officer accidentally discharged their weapon, hitting a training officer.
September 3, 2020
West Virginia Officer, Trooper Suffer Non-Life-Threatening Gunshot Wounds
Two law enforcement officers attempting to execute a search warrant were wounded by gunfire on Thursday.
May 29, 2020
Off-Duty Indiana Officer Accidentally Shoots Woman While Cleaning Gun
An off-duty officer with the Edinburgh (IN) Police Department accidentally shot a woman Wednesday evening while cleaning a handgun.
April 16, 2020
Off-Duty Missouri Officer Accidentally Shoots Neighbor
Police in Kansas City, MO, are investigating a shooting involving an off-duty officer who told investigators he shot his neighbor with an accidental discharge.
April 6, 2020
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