Accidental shootings by police expose training shortfalls
By MARTHA BELLISLE
SEATTLE (AP) - Law enforcement officers across the U.S. accidentally fire their weapons every year, and experts say it’s because of a lack of training. An Associated Press review found accidental shootings occurred in recent years at law enforcement agencies small and large and at all levels - city, county, state and federal. They sometimes injured officers, suspects or bystanders, or even caused deaths. While countless officers safely perform their duties every day, some experts say even a small number of accidental shootings is unacceptable because they're preventable.
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