Milwaukee PD replaces duty firearms after 3 officers wounded following accidental discharges

The police agency will transition from its current Sig Sauer P320 pistol to a Glock model in 2023

By Ashley Silver

MILWAUKEE — Every Milwaukee police officer will be trading in their duty firearm for a new model after three members of the police department were wounded after their current holstered service firearm accidentally discharged.

According to WTMJ News, the Milwaukee Police Department recently announced it will transition from its current Sig Sauer P320 pistol to a Glock model. The shift will cost roughly $450,000.

“These unexplained discharges are a serious concern for our members,” Milwaukee Police Chief Jeffrey Norman told WTMJ News.

The Milwaukee Police Association previously filed a lawsuit against the City of Milwaukee over the continued use of the Sig Sauer P320 despite the technical difficulties the weapon had been experiencing. The president of the association announced it would now be dropping the lawsuit against the city due to the discontinuation of use.

The entire implementation process of the new duty firearms is expected to take several months.

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