“After several fatal police shootings this year, a new memo sent out to police is asking that officers work on their firearm skills.” Ah. We were wondering how many unarmed civilians had to eat lead before someone in NYPD Commissioner Kelly’s office addressed the troops’ lack of ballistic skills. But don’t get the idea that the new “Tactical Awareness Bulletin” has anything to do with either the Empire State Building shooting or the terminal result of an apparent road rage incident by a member of Bloomberg’s Army on the Grand Central Parkway. No, not at all. The NYPD brass says it’s just a happy little coinky-dink and they’re stickin’ to that story . . .
“The bulletin advises police to take cover, slow down and assess and use firearms control when dealing with a difficult situation.”
Always good advice. We’d love to see what other words of wisdom command central has for the troops. Despite furious Googling, we couldn’t find the memo on line. h/t to all the media mavens who saw the TAB but didn’t provide even a small sip to their customers/New York City taxpayers.
So we reached-out to the NYPD Press Relations Department. Officer Duffy told TTAG that the Bulletin hasn’t been released to New York’s Finest (our term). Yet. Nor could he tell us when that might occur. “It’s a draft copy.”
As for when the press (i.e. us) might get ahold of this Tactical Awareness Bulletin, fuhgeddaboutit. “That information isn’t made public.” God forbid. Noel Polanco was unavailable for comment.