Home News Louisville Police Training Officer shoots recruit during an exercise

Louisville Police Training Officer shoots recruit during an exercise

Source: Louisville Police Department Facebook

The Louisville Metro Police Department is under more scrutiny after it was revealed a training officer accidentally discharged a loaded weapon, striking a recruit and injuring them.

According to WDRB, the incident happened during a training exercise earlier this week. The recruit was struck in the chest. He was wearing a bulletproof vest and suffered minor injuries.

In a statement, LMPD said “Although the discharge appears to be accidental, LMPD recognizes this incident as a serious training failure, and it is swiftly being addressed.”

Training is a serious concern for the LMPD. Earlier this week the Department of Justice released an investigative report into LMPD practices and policies, and training was spotlighted as a serious concern.

“Louisville Metro and LMPD have also failed to provide police officers and other with the support and resources they need to do their jobs effectively and lawfully. Our investigation uncovered deficient training,” AG Merrick Garland said.

The training officer has been placed on administrative leave until an investigation is complete.

© 2023 Bright Mountain Media, Inc. All rights reserved. The content of this webpage may not be reproduced or used in any manner whatsoever without the express written consent of Bright Mountain Media, Inc. which may be contacted at info@brightmountainmedia.com, ticker BMTM.

If you have any problems viewing this article, please report it here.