Firearms Discharge (1492_16)
Please provide me with the number of armed officers who have
discharged their firearm by mistake. Please provide me with the
number broken down by the following years:
2010 – 2011
2011 – 2012
2012 – 2013
2013 – 2014
2014 – 2015
2015 – 2016
Please provide the circumstances for each accidental fire,
including details of what was shot and any injuries caused (who was
injured and what the injury was).
Please can you provide me with the number of incidents which have
required a firearms officer to discharge their firearm according to
the time frame above.
Please find attached our response.
Please note that subsequent to gathering the data for this request, the following incident occurred:
Please also note the following definitions used by the service nationally.
A ‘Negligent Discharge’ may be defined as the negligent discharge of a weapon
caused by an act, which could and should have been foreseen and prevented. This act
would be accompanied by a degree of negligence or recklessness.