• Please keep all posts on the Rittenhouse verdict here: Rittenhouse Verdict. Note the moderator warnings in the thread. The thread will be heavily moderated with a zero tolerance policy for any baiting, flaming, trolling or other rule breaks. Stick to the topic and not the other posters. Thank you.
  • This is a political forum that is non-biased/non-partisan and treats every person's position on topics equally. This debate forum is not aligned to any political party. In today's politics, many ideas are split between and even within all the political parties. Often we find ourselves agreeing on one platform but some topics break our mold. We are here to discuss them in a civil political debate. If this is your first visit to our political forums, be sure to check out the RULES. Registering for debate politics is necessary before posting. Register today to participate - it's free!

Florida woman dead after accidentally shot by officer during citizen police academy r

Lutherf

DP Veteran
Joined
Sep 16, 2012
Messages
41,686
Reaction score
48,126
Location
Tucson, AZ
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Conservative
Florida woman fatally shot by cop in citizen academy accident - NY Daily News

Mary Knowlton was one of two participants randomly selected from a group of 35 for a shoot-don’t shoot simulation during a two-hour training Tuesday at the Punta Gorda Police Department, Chief Tom Lewis told reporters at a press conference.

“During the first scenario, in a horrible accident participant Mary Knowlton was mistakenly struck by a live round,” Lewis said.

Good grief:doh

I don't know what kind of training this was but there is no excuse for "accidentally" using live rounds for this kind of training.
 

PoS

Minister of Love
DP Veteran
Joined
Feb 24, 2014
Messages
24,252
Reaction score
17,855
Location
Oceania
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Libertarian
Re: Florida woman dead after accidentally shot by officer during citizen police acade

"Mistakenly struck by a live round" WTF?
 

Kal'Stang

Banned
DP Veteran
Joined
Jan 10, 2009
Messages
42,744
Reaction score
22,569
Location
Bonners Ferry ID USA
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Independent
Re: Florida woman dead after accidentally shot by officer during citizen police acade

Florida woman fatally shot by cop in citizen academy accident - NY Daily News



Good grief:doh

I don't know what kind of training this was but there is no excuse for "accidentally" using live rounds for this kind of training.

It's possible that blanks were being used and a live round got mixed up in there. Such a thing can happen anywhere from the manufacturing plant to whoever loaded the gun. It's happened before. It's also possible that the blank was defective. Sucks when this kind of thing happens. :(
 

Lutherf

DP Veteran
Joined
Sep 16, 2012
Messages
41,686
Reaction score
48,126
Location
Tucson, AZ
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Conservative
Re: Florida woman dead after accidentally shot by officer during citizen police acade

It's possible that blanks were being used and a live round got mixed up in there. Such a thing can happen anywhere from the manufacturing plant to whoever loaded the gun. It's happened before. It's also possible that the blank was defective. Sucks when this kind of thing happens. :(

It's highly unlikely that blanks were being used because these scenarios are usually close range and blanks can still be dangerous inside of a few feet. It's also really difficult to mix up a blank and a live round. They really don't look like an actual round.
 

DiAnna

Hooter Babe
Moderator
Supporting Member
DP Veteran
Monthly Donator
Joined
Sep 19, 2008
Messages
48,763
Reaction score
26,626
Location
Northern California
Gender
Female
Political Leaning
Independent
Re: Florida woman dead after accidentally shot by officer during citizen police acade

This story made my jaw drop. WTF??? They use real people as "targets" for these things? :doh
 

Bodhisattva

Supporting Member
DP Veteran
Joined
Sep 29, 2007
Messages
100,457
Reaction score
21,265
Gender
Undisclosed
Political Leaning
Independent

Patrickt

DP Veteran
Joined
Jun 28, 2006
Messages
3,579
Reaction score
1,082
Location
Oaxaca, Mexico
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Conservative

Lutherf

DP Veteran
Joined
Sep 16, 2012
Messages
41,686
Reaction score
48,126
Location
Tucson, AZ
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Conservative
Re: Florida woman dead after accidentally shot by officer during citizen police acade

I just checked and there has been no update in the news for five days.

Figures. We haven't heard anything about that guy that got shot with his hands up and laying on the ground either. Come to think of it we haven't heard anything about Orlando either and in that one I'm pretty sure that the cops took out at least some of the club patrons.
 
Top Bottom