This updates and corrects a story posted last week titled "CMPD Officer Shoots Ground Claims Ground Made a Sudden Move".
Seems the CMPD staff are keeping the whole thing on the "down low", but the word is that officer Sean Parker didn't report that he accidentally discharged his weapon. Parker is on a paid leave while the incident is being reviewed.
Sean Parker is a training officer and had a rookie with him, neither said anything. When Parker was questioned he apparently admitted that he may have fired a shot but added that he wasn't entirely sure. But according police sources Parker's weapon was discovered to be one bullet short which prompted a GSR test.
Results of the GSR test are not known. The rookie was also one bullet short or didn't have a round in the chamber.
The confusion and misstatements from CMPD spokesman Robert Fey may have been in part due to radio traffic Fey overheard. At the scene Parker's sergeant heard the gunshot, since neither Parker or the rookie radioed that they had fired the shot, the sergeant reported to dispatch via his radio, that the suspect had fired at officers.
If Cedar Posts memory serves well it was only a few months ago that a round was accidentally discharged in property control, when an officer turned in an older weapon thinking he had cleared it, but opps..... thankfully the only casualty was a taxpayer owned block wall.
With all the "New Blue" out there things are bound to get a little crazy.
Speaking of crazy seems a long term female CMPD civilian employee was recently arrested at Walmart for shop lifting. But don't look for her in the weekly mug shots word is she was only given a citation for unlawful concealment.