Indiana Police Officer Shot By Partner As The Clueless Cops Force Her To Walk To Get Help

BY Herschel Smith
7 months, 1 week ago

Via WiscoDave, this sad tale.

An Indiana police officer is in critical but stable condition after she was accidentally shot by her partner while on duty.

The Lafayette Police Department released body camera footage showing Officer Lane Butler, her partner Aaron Wright and a third officer searching a home for a fugitive on January 8.

After the officers failed to find the suspect inside, Butler is seen on camera exiting the home with Wright following behind her with his gun drawn.

Authorities say that’s when a dog inside the home attacked Wright, causing him to fire his gun and strike Butler in the back.

Butler was wearing a bulletproof vest, but the bullet hit right above it in her shoulder.

‘Our conclusion in this incident was this was not a result of an act of negligence, carelessness or otherwise reckless behavior,’ Lafayette Police Chief Patrick Flannelly said at a press conference Friday. ‘It was accidental.’

Police say the dog escaped its cage and attacked Wright from behind. In the video the dog can be heard barking loudly before he fired.

Butler immediately collapsed to the ground outside of the home and the officers in the video can be heard shouting, ‘What happened?’

Body camera footage shows the two officers coming to assist Butler.

Wright runs to flag down another police car responding to the scene and they help Butler inside, who remains conscious throughout.

An ambulance eventually arrives and they as they load her into the back, Butler appears to be going into shock and collapses.

Full body-cam video is at the link.  Don’t take my word for what happened or the things I intend to say about this.  Go watch it for yourself.

Tactically speaking, this is simply the weirdest thing I’ve ever witnessed.  They are traipsing through the domicile with no intent, no method, and no procdure.

They are holding their pistols way up in the air like gang-bangers, and they are using their weapons-mounted lights as assistance to search the home.  Thus, every time they need a light, they have to point their firearms in the direction of interest.  Next, he has his finger on the trigger of the gun, or otherwise, he has his finger on the weapons-mounted light (my Streamlight doesn’t work that way, and for good reason), but the dog scares him, and sympathetic muscle reflexes cause him to discharge his weapons.

They force the wounded cop to walk to his patrol car, learn that an ambulance is arriving, and then force her to walk and drag her to the ambulance in order to get help.  Finally, do you think if you or I had been scared by a dog and had our finger our weapons in ANY situation at all, and discharged the weapon injuring someone else, we would be released without charges?

I’ve said it before, having cops around in the most dangerous thing that can ever happen in your life.  They can’t be trusted with firearms.


Comments

  1. On January 14, 2019 at 12:29 am, Longbow said:

    “…this was not a result of an act of negligence, carelessness or otherwise reckless behavior,’ ”

    A cop cannot be wrong. When a cop points his weapon at a friendly and has his booger hook on the trigger, and spasmodically presses said trigger as a result of an adverse emotional state, it cannot be “wrong”. Unfortunate? Maybe, but not “an act of negligence, carelessness or otherwise reckless behavior,’ “.

    HOWEVER! If a mere mortal did EXACTLY the same thing, he would show himself to be grossly negligent, careless, reckless, and not the kind of person who should own a firearm at all!

    Eleventh Commandment: Thou shalt not criticize a fellow member of The Gang.

  2. On January 14, 2019 at 6:03 am, WiscoDave said:

    I might be wrong but wasn’t the dog crated?

  3. On January 14, 2019 at 10:14 am, Heywood said:

    *slow. clap.*

  4. On January 14, 2019 at 10:37 am, Michael (from Utah) said:

    What on earth???

    I’m hardly a gun “expert” but I sure as heck know that you NEVER point a firearm at something that you don’t intend to shoot and you NEVER put your finger on the trigger unless you’re ready to fire. I also know you treat every gun as loaded.

    What an idiot. And, yes, there is NO WAY the rest of us would walk away from this without being charged with some crime.

  5. On January 14, 2019 at 10:40 am, Fred said:

    “‘Our conclusion in this incident was this was not a result of an act of negligence, carelessness or otherwise reckless behavior,’ Lafayette Police Chief Patrick Flannelly said at a press conference Friday. ‘It was accidental.’”

    There is either one law or no law. Draw your own conclusions and make plans accordingly but be assured, in Christ, there is a higher law.

    Only one shot was fired, soooooo, if the dog was a threat, where is the resultant attack? I propose the understanding that, the dog remained caged/crated the entire time and the police and the news (but I repeat myself) are lying about the threat. If jumpy po po can shoot each other in the back without consequence, imagine what they can do to you.

    ‘Tragic’ isn’t the word I would use to describe the rest of the activities. How can a system that knows not right from wrong be an arbiter of such? Now if the po po were in trouble I would have sympathy, but as a Christian I have all the more sympathy because they can’t even discern good from evil on a basic 1st grade level or maybe they can, and they have chosen evil willfully. I have no idea the conscience of a man, but such as choose evil as evidenced by their actions must be dealt with or you don’t have a free society. This is the Law of God.

    As the ongoing Sovietization of America ramps up all around us, the dog lives in perfect harmony with God’s created order, for it can know no sin; I’m just glad that the dog went home safely at the end of its shift.

  6. On January 14, 2019 at 10:50 am, ambiguousfrog said:

    It’s very telling how they treat their own. She wanted to be like one of the guys and they treated her like one. Dragging her all over the place and constantly pulling at her. And he’s calling her baby the entire time. Close partners I guess. Either he’s playing stupid or he actually doesn’t realize he shot her. They had no problem letting the homeowner check on the dog with a possible assailant inside, but then guns get drawn when they enter. Keystone cops come to mind.

  7. On January 14, 2019 at 11:59 am, revjen45 said:

    It’s even better when the f’kup involves an affirmative action hire.

  8. On January 14, 2019 at 1:14 pm, Andy said:

    if you want to see more of the “only ones” in action tune in to “Live PD” on the A&E channel. On Friday and Saturday evenings they go to live coverage at 9PM Eastern time.
    You will have even more to comment on. I guarantee!

  9. On January 14, 2019 at 2:43 pm, Gryphon said:

    Funny as Hell. No /sarc/.

    Glad that No Citizens (or Dogs) were Hurt.
    Perfect Example of the Corrupt SYSTEM front-to-back, Stupidity, Incompetence,
    Negligence, Idiocy, and Complete Lack of “Accountability”. The Double-Standard of “Law” on Display in all of its Failure.
    I Won’t be Surprised to hear that the Home/Dog Owner being “charged” with some Bogus “crime” to save face for the thugpigs.

  10. On January 14, 2019 at 4:02 pm, DAN III said:

    I say AGAIN:

    There are no good cops.

  11. On January 14, 2019 at 8:22 pm, Matt said:

    Their chief is an idiot. This was negligence.

    The 4 rules of gun safety……………………

  12. On January 14, 2019 at 9:27 pm, SGT.BAG said:

    Reno 911….

  13. On January 16, 2019 at 12:24 pm, revjen45 said:

    The shooter was pointing his gun at the shootee with his booger hook on the bang switch. There is no other way this could have happened. That is a violation of the first 2 rules of gun safety.
    ‘Our conclusion in this incident was this was not a result of an act of negligence, carelessness or otherwise reckless behavior,’ Lafayette Police Chief Patrick Flannelly said at a press conference Friday. ‘It was accidental.’
    It was by definition negligence, and if a peon had shot an only one under the same circumstances said peon would be getting their sunlight in the mail for the rest of their life.

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