Milwaukee’s Police Union Argues Its Service Weapons Can Fire Without A Trigger Pull. Here’s What To Know About The Lawsuit.

Last week, the union representing Milwaukee’s rank-and-file police officers sued the city to replace all of its service weapons, which officers argue are vulnerable to firing without someone pulling the trigger.

The lawsuit comes after the Milwaukee Police Department reported on Sept. 10 that an officer’s holstered gun fired “inadvertently” as he searched a vehicle and injured another officer nearby.

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