Friday, August 30, 2013

Chicago PD Chief: We'll Shoot CCW Holders Because We Suck

Chicago Police Chief says he'll train his officers to shoot licensed CCW holders.
I’ll train our officers that there is a concealed carry law, but when somebody turns with a firearm in their hand the officer does not have an obligation to wait to get shot to return fire and we’re going to have tragedies as a result of that. I’m telling you right up front.
 His justification?  Well CCW holders don't have as much training as police and the CPD shoot innocents all the time.
Police officers make mistakes all the time,” McCarthy said. “We spend six months in the police academy, six months of field training and ongoing training on a regular basis and the fact is once in a while we’re going to shoot someone with a cellphone; we’re going to shoot somebody with a flashlight and none of that is okay.
Isn't that just special?  Goes right along w/ the NGAC and the NYPD, doesn't it? Basically he's saying he's going to train his officers to yell 'They're coming right for us' before they shoot anyone they think is carrying.

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Franksterm1 said...

Remember he was chief of police in the Conde Naste voted most unfriendly city in the world 2013, Newark, NJ

JC said...

I'm almost surprised that he'd make that statement in public.
I'm wondering if that could be called "premeditated murder"?

Anonymous said...

The story goes back to an interview given by McCarthy at the beginning of 2013. The story at News in Black was dated 1/7/2013. He did say it, but his idiotic statement was 9 months ago.

Did you cover this in January?

Billll said...

In all fairness, by the time the police show up, the shooting is over, the CCW holder has holstered his or her gun, and with a statement like that, probably gone home.

SENIOR said...

I have been a CWL holder in Florida for well over 15 years, and a 20 year Navy Veteran, I think I have a resume of training in firearms thats better than this pathetic police chief and his officers. Bill, you are correct, society needs CWL holders.

TS said...

So I take it CPD doesn't have plain clothes officers. Their detectives all wear their blues so as not to get shot by their colleagues.