On Sept. 15, Officer Elias Cuadro, a two-year member of the department, was changing from his civilian clothes into his uniform when the gun discharged as he went to holster the pistol, according to Spaulding.
“It is apparent that he inadvertently placed his finger on the trigger while holstering the weapon, causing the gun to discharge,” Spaulding said.
The mirror was damaged and had to be replaced, costing $386, according to Spaulding.
Cuadro has not been placed on leave and will keep his police powers while the investigation takes place, Spaulding said.This is the second time a firearm was accidentally discharged in approximately the last 10 years, according to Spaulding. The other incident occurred in October 2010.