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Sun Nov 4, 2012, 05:13 AM

Cop in Mall Gun Discharge Fined

The Milwaukee police officer whose gun went off in Southrige Mall last year must pay a fine of $1,000, court costs and possibly to replace a pair of jeans the police department kept as evidence.

Michael Edwards, 46, was originally charged with endangering safety by use of a deadly weapon but pleaded guilty last week to the reduced charge of disorderly conduct. He was sentenced Wednesday.

Edwards said he was "deeply ashamed and embarrassed" by the "unfortunate accident," according to video of the sentencing from WISN.com.

"This incident has scarred me and affected my life every day since it occurred," Edwards said at the hearing.

http://greendale.patch.com/articles/cop-sentenced-to-pay-fine-court-costs-for-accidental-gun-discharge-in-southridge

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SecularMotion Nov 2012 OP
ileus Nov 2012 #1
4th law of robotics Nov 2012 #4
PavePusher Nov 2012 #2
slackmaster Nov 2012 #3
Eleanors38 Nov 2012 #5
gejohnston Nov 2012 #6
freedomboogie Nov 2012 #7

Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 07:14 AM

1. Remember only cops and other government peeps should own firearms.

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Response to ileus (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 04:29 PM

4. Well of course, they're professionals

 

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 10:30 AM

2. Every .40 cal. pistol I know of has a safety.

 

That said, every police officer should know better than to carry a gun without a holster. What a freakin' idiot.

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 12:15 PM

3. Basic gun safety should be taught in public schools

 

We can't count on the police to train all of their officers properly.

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 12:04 AM

5. This just in: Persian cat fined for spraying mall.nt

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Response to Eleanors38 (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 12:09 AM

6. film at eleven n/t

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:59 AM

7. Fire him

as well.

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