Two MPD officers fired over accidental shooting at training academy - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Two MPD officers fired over accidental shooting at training academy

By Action News 5 staff

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - Two Memphis police officers involved in the shooting of a recruit have been terminated.

The recruit was accidentally shot in the arm by an instructor during a training exercise last August at the Police Training Academy.

The accidental shooting happened during a drill meant to teach recruits how to draw a weapon using their non-shooting hand. Something went wrong as one of two instructors demonstrated the maneuver.

A Memphis Police Department spokesperson said Melissa Haley and Dexter Craig were terminated after a hearing Tuesday.

The recruit was treated and released shortly after the shooting.

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