Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Officer In D.C. Metropolitan Police Department Pointed Unloaded Gun At Head Of Another Officer And Dry Fired The Gun On Orders From His Sergeant



An officer in the Metropolitan Police Department’s first district “dry-fired” an unloaded weapon at the head of another officer during a roll-call meeting on Saturday afternoon, possibly under orders from a sergeant as part of a training exercise, four MPD sources tell WUSA9.

Those sources say a Sergeant later told officers in the room that they had secretly ordered the officer to unload his weapon and then pretend to fire on his colleague as part of a “training exercise” on situational awareness. The officer then pulled the trigger of the unloaded weapon while pointing it at the head of an officer until it audibly clicked, the sources say.

Both the officer who allegedly fired the weapon and the sergeant who allegedly ordered him are assigned to regular duties, pending an internal affairs investigation, MPD spokesman Sean Hickman tells WUSA9.

“I can tell you there are about seven different versions of the incident that are out there,” MPD Chief Cathy Lanier told reporters on Monday. “I’m not sure which or how many of those that you’ve heard, but I prefer to wait until I see some facts and some direct statements of what happened before I make a judgment.”


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  2. Instant dismissal. Anyone that stupid should not be in that line of work.

  3. I have seldom been around a cop that knew anything about guns.
    Once, I had taken a single action revolver to a gun show to fit check some grips. Approaching the door I rechecked the gun to be sure it was uploaded and passed it, already half cocked butt first, to the officer. The LEO took the gun, finger on the trigger and pointed it straight at her face, to see if there were cartridges in the cylinder and then ty wrapped it on 1/2 cock.
    Fwiw, it was a minority female LEO who was on her cellphone the whole time.

  4. That is a German WW2 Waffen SS and Russian KGB drill. It lowers the inhibitions of the "trigger man" and makes it easier to "kill on command" without having to think about it. Nice to know that cops are now practicing summery execution's. ---Ray

  5. Taking the story at face value, there's two people who should be forbidden for life to own or shoot firearms.

    1. As guess they could as long as they don't have access to ammo....!:)

  6. Fire. Them. All.