AD by off duty officer at MN gun show

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    AD by off duty officer at MN gun show

    Minneapolis cop's pistol fires injuring retired cop

    An off-duty Minneapolis police officer’s gun accidentally discharged Saturday afternoon, wounding a retired St. Paul police officer.

    Both men were working security at the Minneapolis Gun Show at the Minneapolis Convention Center when the accident occurred about 1:15 p.m., said Minneapolis police spokesman Sgt. Jesse Garcia.

    The Minneapolis officer was sitting in a chair when the gun holster caught on the chair, Garcia said.

    The pistol discharged, and one round hit the floor. The bullet fragmented and hit the 61-year-old retired St. Paul officer in the left leg and in one hand. He suffered minor injuries, and was treated and released Saturday, Garcia said.

    The Minneapolis officer was grazed by a bullet fragment, but didn’t seek medical treatment. There were no other injuries.

    “It’s a very freak accident,” Garcia said. “We’re fortunate no one was seriously hurt.”

    The officer has been with the Minneapolis police department for more than 20 years.

    “He feels very bad about it,” Garcia said. “An accident like that is pretty scary.”

    Authorities are checking the weapon and holster for possible mechanical problems.

    Garcia said that the officer was not disciplined because the incident was an accident. It does not rise to the level of a critical incident in which officers are placed on paid leave pending an investigation.

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    I'd like to know what kind of holster was being used.
    "Just blame Sixto"

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    I have heard a story like this before, it was a glock. not saying this one was but... im just sayin

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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    I'd like to know what kind of holster was being used.
    Same here....

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    How you go from a holster being stuck to a trigger being pulled?
    This sounds way more implausible than the toilet shooting incident.

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    Quote Originally Posted by larefugee View Post
    How you go from a holster being stuck to a trigger being pulled?
    This sounds way more implausible than the toilet shooting incident.
    I can see it happening. There is a certain company that makes very crappy duty holsters that this can happen... it well known among those in the know. I'll reserve further comment for later.
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    I'm curious as well...sitting in the chair and the gun goes off. Not getting up or sitting down? I think much more to the story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bandit383 View Post
    I'm curious as well...sitting in the chair and the gun goes off. Not getting up or sitting down? I think much more to the story.

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    If the LEO is a husky fellow, the chair has arms, and he is using a certain holster design, it can happen.
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    Garcia said that the officer was not disciplined because the incident was an accident.
    Wonder how long it will take someone to try and use that excuse as a defense in MN?

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    Quote Originally Posted by archer51 View Post
    Wonder how long it will take someone to try and use that excuse as a defense in MN?
    Well, if that person is acting within the law, agency policy and doesnt rise to the definition of reckless or negligent, that defense just might work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by larefugee View Post
    How you go from a holster being stuck to a trigger being pulled?
    This sounds way more implausible than the toilet shooting incident.

    Just curious.What's the toilet shooting incident ? Sounds interesting, yet oddly horrifying . Is it something I could Google ?

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    I have been in Gun Shows where they make you unload and zip tie your gun. The last one that did mine was not very familiar with XD s because he almost discharged mine. If you want someone to work security at these things make sure they have a good familiarity with what they are doing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by muskiehunter View Post
    “He feels very bad about it,” Garcia said.
    Duh, I sure as heck hope so. Bet the retired cop felt worse .
    Quote Originally Posted by muskiehunter View Post
    Authorities are checking the weapon and holster for possible mechanical problems.
    Hope they don't forget to check the off duty cop also.

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    Garcia said that the officer was not disciplined because the incident was an accident.
    Now I just wonder..... If I was ever to have an AD in public, what would happen to me?
    Additionally, what would happen if I had an AD in public and another person was injured from the bullet fragments?
    Think maybe I'd be able to just say, "Oops, sorry. It was an accident." and walk away with no repurcussions. I wish, but I don't think so.



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    The Minneapolis officer was sitting in a chair when the gun holster caught on the chair, Garcia said.

    The pistol discharged,
    hmmm.... that accident report is missing about 6 pages of info and analysis...

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