Was his rank
Inspector by any chance?
oh my god, how many comments are there going to be :D
A "clumsy" French cop is facing discliplinary measures after accidentally tasering a 15-year-old schoolkid, TF1 News reports. The unnamed gendarme was demonstrating the electric enforcer to youngsters at a "career day" in Dole, Jura, on 28 January, when he zapped his victim's leg. The discharge earned the lad a night in …
Geological periods are named after British regions. Jurassic after Jura island off the scottish coast. Devon is selfexplanatory and so on. Unless France has conquered Scotland this has to be another Jura.
In any case, what is all the fuss about. If the kid was really considering a career as a policeman he will now think twice before zapping someone. In fact, getting yourself zapped first before zapping people should be part of the mandatory Tazer training. After all. It is supposed to be non-letal, right?
Tazers are not toys. Guns are not toys. Don't take them out unless you intend to use them, and realy don't show them to kids to show how hard you are. He shouldent have had either out. Thats like saying "sorry I ran you over in my car, but hay at least its not a lorry"
We'd all be better off if we simply didn't allow police to have weapons. Clearly they can't be trusted with them. That said, he didn't shoot himself although I think it would have been a more effective "learning moment" for officer in question. Oh, the title? see here.
This has it beat pretty easily...
Summary for the "Youtube impaired": DEA guy is giving a school presentation about gun safety. ..."I'm the only one in this room that I know of that is professional enough to carry a Glock 40" *slip* *shoots himself in the foot*.
Recently a German Policegirl managed to shoot through the window when she demonstrated her Pistol to schoolkids. She forgot the bullet in the barrel.... Nobody hurt, though.
A couple of years ago another Policer shot himself into the foot with his own pistol.
For good reason British police is normally unarmed. It's for their own protection...
What would they do with handgrenades ?
That only shows our quota militia doesn't have a clue on how to operate weapons, be them lethal or not.
This bloke is a senior officer in militia (sorry, gendarmerie), which is even worse.
Not sure the story is true, though, as I would have heard of it in the french news, even if they're now largely overwhelmed with even more serious militia blunders (like retaining a 14 years old girl in pyjama, for no serious reason).
Anon, for obvious reasons
By the way, El Reg, we need a militia icon !
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