3 APD officers suspended for accidentally firing weapons

Austin police

AUSTIN (KXAN) – Two more Austin police officers are off the job for a day after accidentally discharging their city-issued weapons.

Disciplinary memos show April 8th, Officer Christopher Anderson’s shotgun fired into the asphalt during a pre-shift check.

Just a day earlier, Joshua Muchnikoff’s weapon fired while the officer was unloading it in the parking lot of the east substation.

Also that month, April 3rd Officer Mimi Strobo accidently fired her gun at the APD firing range. We told you then that action also led to a suspension.

We checked and city records show – including these three in 2014 so far, 13 Austin officers have fired their weapons unintentionally in the last five years.

Earlier this year, we told you about added refresher training APD officers are undergoing.

No one was hurt in any of the weapon incidents.

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