DC copper pulls his gun on snowball fight

A plainclothes police detective allegedly pulled his gun out and waved it at a large group of people in a snowball fight at the corner of 14th and U Streets NW Saturday afternoon.

An off-duty member of the Metropolitan Police Dept. was reportedly driving his car in the area when the car was suddenly pelted with a barrage of snowballs, according to a statement from the MPD.

The detective stopped his car, got out and approached a crowd of people that might have thrown the snowballs. He then got into a verbal fight with members of the crowd, according to police.

At some point, the detective called for assistance. According to witnesses, one of the uniformed officers that responded pulled out his weapon as he approached the plainclothes detective. As soon as the detective identified himself, the uniformed officer put his gun back in the holster, police said.

MPD claims the footage does not show the detective drawing his weapon, but they have since received additional images and statements that would seem to support that allegation.

According to 3D Commander George Kusik, the uniformed officer conducted himself appropriately.

Uh, OK. There wasn’t anything more demanding of his attention? Like going home, having supper, leaving people alone?

7 thoughts on “DC copper pulls his gun on snowball fight

  1. Cinaedh says:

    I’m a bit confused.

    If you can draw your weapon at a traffic stop for someone speeding or going through a red light in the United States, why can’t you draw your weapon when you’re being verbally assaulted with obscenities by a hostile crowd, not to mention being mercilessly pelted with puffy balls of snow?

    What kind of wussies are you ‘Murricans anyway? I think he should have shot them all and claimed self-defense from a snowball cannonade.

    • Mr. Fusion says:

      Maybe, maybe not. A Royal Inquiry headed by a retired Supreme Court Judge would be in order though. That and a 10 minute harangue from Don Cherry about how Canadian cops have no bullets.

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