In yet another example of exemplary gun-handling – not to mention stellar emergency preparedness – an (always) un-named Chicago Police Departemt sarge had a mishap with his service revolver Monday morning. “The gun went off around 9:40 p.m. Monday in the Chicago Alternative Policing (CAPS) office at the district station at 18th and State streets,” chicagotribune.com reports. “No one was injured, but officers noticed a trickle of water from the first-floor ceiling that turned into a gushing stream. The downpour ruined computers and desks, but a damage estimate wasn’t immediately available” . . .
Workers for the City With Big Shoulders didn’t manage to stanch the flow until later that night, by which time the bankrupt city had incurred a huge repair bill. The deluge also forced the CHI Town po-po to transfer the station’s 15 prisoners to dryer ground. The Trib assures Chicagoland that the fumble-fingered sergeant will face department discipline as a result of his negligent discharge, but that’s about as likely as the likelihood of disclosing his name.
Do CPD sergeants undergo 16 hours of mandatory firearms training? Just wondering.