I came across a familiar story this morning. A sheriff’s office was arming it’s officers with AR-15 carbines, and the local news media was covering the story. The real story isn’t that the deputies were qualifying with their new weapons.
The story is that they allows the beautiful young lady reporter to take a loaded weapon and point it over her cameraman’s shoulder.
Here’s a screen capture pulled from the video.
On a police range, surrounded by deputies and instructors, nobody had the common sense to move the cameraman out of the line of fire? The only saving grace here is that you hear the safety snick off as the cameraman moves to the side, just before the reporter shoots. This video demonstrates a huge error in judgment by the Cameron County Sheriff Omar Lucio and his deputies. Obviously, they need to take their training back to basics.