Lawsuit filed by bystander in Empire Building shooting.
I did not look up the original story but this stems from the incident where the NYPD officers shot up everything except the suspect.
NC woman sues NYPD over Empire State shooting :: WRAL.com
NC woman sues NYPD over Empire State shooting
MINEOLA, N.Y. — A North Carolina college student hit by police gunfire during a shooting outside the Empire State Building argued in a lawsuit Tuesday that the police department and the officers involved need better training to deal with such confrontations in the future.
Nine bystanders, including 32-year-old Chenin Duclos, were hit by police bullets, ricochets and fragments when two officers fired at a man suspected of gunning down a former co-worker outside the Manhattan landmark.
Duclos said in a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Manhattan's state Supreme Court that the department and the officers were "grossly negligent" in the way they handled the shooting — firing 16 shots on a crowded street outside one of the world's largest tourist attractions.
Amy Marion, an attorney representing Duclos in the lawsuit, said the NYPD needs to improve training.
"They consistently fail to properly train employees and officers in the settings they will encounter," she said.
The city's law department said officers had to make a quick decision in dealing with a life-threatening situation, and they would be vigorously defended.
Re: Lawsuit filed by bystander in Empire Building shooting.
I'll keep this in mind if I ever feal I'm about to make the choice to use my sidearm.
Do not ever forget the safety rules, especially the one about "knowing your target and what is beyond", especially in a public setting.