Monday, October 04, 2010

Good Thing This Cop Can't Shoot Straight

Sheriff's deputy mistakenly shoots at West Hollywood liquor store clerk | L.A. NOW | Los Angeles Times There is a rule of safe gun handling that talks about being sure of what (or who) you are shooting at. Apparently that wasn't covered in the police academy.
A sheriff's deputy fired eight shots early Sunday morning at a man he believed had just robbed a West Hollywood liquor store, only to learn that his target was the clerk who had been held up, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
If you or I did this, we would be charged with reckless endangerment, or something similar, but this guy won't even be sentenced to spending more time at the range.

So, should this be filed as "Cops behaving badly", or "cops behaving stupidly?"

1 comment:

Bob S. said...

So, should this be filed as "Cops behaving badly", or "cops behaving stupidly?"

Both -- they aren't mutually exclusive terms