Published August 11, 2009
A Memphis Police Department recruit was accidentally shot in the arm by an instructor during a training exercise at the Police Training Academy.
The recruit, who was not identified, was wounded Tuesday in the left wrist and released from a hospital after treatment.
Deputy Chief Joe Scott told WMC-TV that the drill was meant to teach recruits how to draw a weapon using their non-shooting hand. One of two instructors fired a gun that was supposed to have been unloaded.
Scott called it an "unfortunate accident."
The instructor was routinely relieved of duty until an investigation is completed.