New Mexico man shot in back by officer in stable condition, authorities say


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A spokesman for the Albuquerque, New Mexico police department said today that a man shot in the back by a police officer investigating a robbery is in stable condition.

Police say the officer’s gun accidentally discharged as he was climbing through a window.

This shooting comes less than a year after a Justice Department investigation which found the department had a pattern of using excessive and deadly force.


#2

Not to rush to judgment, but as a firearms instructor and former police officer, I believe that a handgun can only discharge if the safety is off and something pulled the trigger. Can’t wait to see this investigation!


#3

Same here, but it could hardly be deliberate, if the man was shot through the floor. Still, I have no problem firing a cop that is careless with his gun.


#4

A friend once worked as a chem lab instructor. His pet peeve was students that brought him broken glassware with the excuse “It broke”. He noted that things don’t break; someone broke them.


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