NYPD Officers Suspended After Gunman Accidentally Shoots Himself

Many law enforcement officers are getting in trouble these days because they do their jobs and follow department policy. However, four New York police officers found out just what happens when they don't.

Sidewalk Shooting

According to the New York Daily News, four officers were suspended after a man shot himself on accident while in front of the officers on the sidewalk. It all happened at the corner of f136th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Two of the officers were leaning against a wall watching some men gambling and drinking a little ways away. The officers were on a "crime reduction" assignment on foot.

According to the Daily News, who got video footage of the incident, you can see a flash, then the men scatter. One hops away, presumably the one who shot himself.

In the footage, one of the officers walks to the corner, stops, turns around, and heads back to his partner. He then resumes leaning on the wall. That's when an NYPD vehicle that had been parked in the street pulls up.

Shots Fired

According to law enforcement sources, there was a shots fired 911 call, but the two officers who witnessed the shooting did not call it in. Instead, the officers reported the shooting as a fireworks incident over the radio, then asked for a supervisor.

A few people who were there when the gun fired, came back to retrieve items left when they fled. But, they did not pick up the gun. Instead, they left it in the middle of the sidewalk.

Next to it was a 50-foot trail of blood. The Police Tribune had a source tell them that a police SUV responded to the 911 call, and they are the ones who retrieved the gun.

Under Investigation

All of the officers are being investigated and are on unpaid leave. The source also said that this would not have happened ten years ago. They would have been kicked off the sidewalk. However, he cites decriminalization for the lack of action.

He believes the officers should have stepped in, broken the group up, and sent them all packing. He also blames the current "political climate."

Officers get in trouble for actually doing their jobs instead of towing the current political whims of their city. In turn, officers look the other way and stop looking out for their citizens.

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18 comments on “NYPD Officers Suspended After Gunman Accidentally Shoots Himself”

  1. You gotta be shi**in me! They're not allowed to do the job, then when some cockroach does us all a favor and caps himself, the cops get punished!? What a country!!

    1. No not “What a country!”, it’s political correctness dumbing down a great country of strong honest and intelligent citizens into a “me to world” of deprivation and easy excuses and blaming others rather than accepting responsibility for one actions or lack of actions. Get woke America to what is really happening! You are being herded like animals be lead to slaughter!

  2. Yup this is exactly what happens when no matter what you do you will be criticized for it. You can’t please everyone but the fear of being prosecuted and loosing your job causes this. Laws, no matter how silly or minor they may seem, must be enforced. With the exception of actual criminals will make people think twice before doing something they know is wrong.

  3. It is now the way of the Stupid that rule. Guarantee Deblaso-nutsack will say its the Cops fault the poor young misunderstood angel got a booboo. But if they had been able to do their job and broken the hood rats up and someone got shot it would have been their faults as well then too. Our officers can't win no matter what they do.

  4. Give the policemen their money and jobs. Now are they every ones watch dogs. Crooks and filthy criminals. Stop your crap. Honor your police. No, you worry about filthy scum instead.

  5. Way past time for all LEOs in blue states, cities, towns, villages to resign. Move elsewhere. Let the scum admins take care of themselves. You do your job, you're sued and fired; you don't do your job, same results. Bye bye while I'm alive and not killed by the loons in charge.

  6. Weird cops get in trouble for doing their jobs then they get in trouble for not doing them just exactly are they to expect? Looks like a no win situation to me.

  7. Lets see if I can get this right...LEOs are not allowed to do their jobs. Then when they stand by and watch a criminal pull his firearm and shoot himself and they do nothing they are punished for following the "new" protocol. We are truly going to help in a hand basket.

  8. how about removing the da and his people from any prosacution of the police>>> saw many incidents over the last few years and all of a sudden the da files charges

  9. We spend a lot of money training our police officers and equipping them with uniforms and equipment....Now lets stand back and let them do what they are trained to do without "big brother" looking over their shoulder and the courts second guessing them. I have known a great many police officers and found them all to be great officers and citizens who's only mission was to do a good job.

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