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IPPC says it was an accident

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/5242564.stm

Absolutely unacceptable. I've got a lot of sympathy with police who have to take a decision in microseconds whether to deliberately shoot or not. But I've no sympathy with a trained officer who accidently discharges a loaded weapon after bumping into someone on the stairs.

And to cap it all the IPPC and Scotland Yard don't even think a negligent discharge is a disciplinary offence.

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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Didn't they claim at the time they were wearing chemical gloves that were too thick to handle a gun safely? :D

    No surprise to be honest. Hell will freeze over before a copper gets charged with anything in this country.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    True...Tabloids are full of stories of how most police officers conduct criminal activity or have criminal records for minor offences. Makes me laugh...kinda.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    My mum said my brother was an accident, you know, they do happen!
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Can police get away with everything which is considered illegal for the public to do, or something?
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    MrG wrote:
    My mum said my brother was an accident, you know, they do happen!

    Yep they do, but letting off a weapon by accident is called a negligent discharge (at least in the British Army). There's a reason why the army call them that.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    What I actually found more disturbing about this was the same behind the scenes briefings that took place after the Stockwell shooting. It was obvious that officers involved in this were talking to the Press off the record trying to confuse and make themselves look better.

    First of all he shot himself, then his brother shot him, then there was a bomb vest.....

    All the police who did this should be found, and sacked.

    Does anyone else find it strange that the very same day the report came out one of them was arrested and then later released without charge for child porn?
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Planted evidence if I ever saw any.
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