Gun News

New York Police Officer Shoots Bystander, 61, During Gun Sales Sting

Posted by jhingarat21 on 2nd Sep 2015

A New York police officer shot dead a bystander in Westchester County, police say. New York police department officers on Friday fatally shot a 61-year-old bystander during a sting operation concerningillegal gun sales.An undercover officer shot Felix Kumi, 61, while Kumi was standing behind a man who had pointed a gun at the officer, the NYPD said. Kumi, a father of two, was pronounced dead at a Bronx hospital, just before 1am on Saturday.The 37-year-old male suspect he was standing next to was
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PD Editorial: Pulling of Gun Raises Questions, Fears

Posted by jhingarat21 on 8th Aug 2015

A video taken by a Rohnert Park resident captured his encounter with a police officer who drew his gun after the man refused to take his hand out of his pocket.How extensive does a perceived threat need to be before a police officer is permitted by policy and practice to draw a weapon in the line of duty? How quickly should a civilian comply with an officer’s directives — including a request to remove a hand from a pocket — even though the individual has done nothing wrong?These are some of the
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