H/t reader kevin a
& reader squodgy:
“These 13 year old ‘combatives’ are a real threat to us fully armed police.”
Milwaukee, WI — A 13-year-old girl was brought to the hospital Thursday afternoon after suffering a bullet wound from a police officer’s gun. According to police, they were attempting to bring the ‘combative’ child under control when the ‘officer’s gun discharged.’
According to police, they were called to the school to investigate allegations of a crime. As they were talking to the young girl, she allegedly became “uncooperative and then combative,” according to the release.
While officers struggled to control the elementary student, one of their firearms somehow discharged while still in the holster and also somehow hit the girl, according to the release.
After being shot, the girl was taken to a nearby hospital and treated for a graze wound and released.
Milwaukee Police Department spokesperson, Sgt. Timothy Gauerke explained to the media Thursday afternoon that the officers’ Smith and Wesson M&P .40 pistols do not have external safeties.
The officer whose firearm discharged is a 40-year-old man who has been on the department for 16 years, Gauerke said.
The officer will not be placed on administrative duty because, conveniently, the incident is not considered an officer-involved shooting, but rather an unintentional discharge, according to Gauerke.
While it is true that S&W M&P pistols do not have safeties, pulling the trigger while in the holster is all but impossible.
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