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Cop whose daughter shot self suspended

The Spokane police officer whose daughter accidentally shot herself in the leg with his service weapon this spring will be suspended for three weeks wihout pay following an internal investigation.

Officer Barry O’Connell failed to comply with department policy requiring officers to secure their duty weapons at home and with other rules that prohibit officers from acting willfully, carelessly or negligently with city property, Interim Police Chief Scott Stephens said in a news release Wednesday.

Read the rest of Tom Clouse's story here.

Past coverage:

May 5: No charges planned against officer whose daughter shot herself

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