DEA Agent Suspended For Gun Accident


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David
March 29, 2005, 04:59 PM
The DEA Agent from the now infamous "...I'm the only one professional enough..." video has been suspended:

http://www.local6.com/news/4299670/detail.html

DEA Agent Suspended After Shooting Video Surfaces
Investigation Launched Into Who Leaked Internet Video

ORLANDO, Fla. -- An agent with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency was been suspended after video surfaced showing the man shooting himself during a gun safety class in front of a group of Orlando fourth-graders, according to Local 6 News.

An investigation has been launched to determine who leaked the home video of the undercover DEA agent shooting himself at an event sponsored by the Orlando Minority Youth Golf Association.

Before the shooting, the agent was videotaped talking about how certain weapons are popular with rap artists.

"This is a Glock 40," the agent said on the tape. "Fifty Cent, Too Short, all of them talk about a Glock 40, OK?," he said. "I'm the only one in this room professional enough that I know of to carry this Glock 40."

Seconds later, the agent shot himself in the foot.

"See how that accident happened, that could happen to you and you could be blown away," the agent said after the shooting.

Experts in the field said that the undercover agent should never have been videotaped because it could put the agent's life at risk, Local 6 News reported.

"It puts a lot of undercover agents in jeopardy if their faces are videotaped," the masked agent told Local 6 News. "His identity is burned. His identity is known as a police officer and its a potential personal safety hazard to himself as well as his family members."

The video of the shooting is posted on several Web sites on the Internet. The video shows the shooting and the agent's face.

Local 6 News did not show the entire video of the shooting because the undercover officer could be identified in some of the shots.
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Edmond
March 29, 2005, 05:04 PM
I think the bigger reason why they don't want that video shown again is because it's an embarrassment to the agent and the whole DEA in general. :rolleyes:

El Tejon
March 29, 2005, 05:21 PM
Oh, those wacky feds. :D

whm1974
March 29, 2005, 05:26 PM
Experts in the field said that the undercover agent should never have been videotaped because it could put the agent's life at risk, Local 6 News reported.

Then he shouldn't have been a public group to begin with.

-Bill

Havegunjoe
March 29, 2005, 05:31 PM
This guy should be suspended for gross stupidity. Maybe things are different in Florida but when I teach a gun safety class ammo is never present and I don't refer to "gangsta rappers" in any way, manner, or form. They are not a good role model for anthing. :banghead:
Guys like this do not make me feel safer or more secure.

logical
March 29, 2005, 05:32 PM
Apparently the agents highly developed skills didn't allow him to detect the video camera mounted to the tripod in the middle of the audience.

Typhoon
March 29, 2005, 05:56 PM
Ha! Rasta Narc! Thanks, El Tejon!

Standing Wolf
March 29, 2005, 05:59 PM
Experts in the field said that the undercover agent should never have been videotaped because it could put the agent's life at risk...

The agent is his own greatest risk. The DEA is one of the worst risks to the nation's civil liberties, and worse still when one pauses to consider the millions upon millions of illegal aliens that infect our nation like a cancer.

The competent DEA agents should be put to work guarding the borders.

Greg L
March 29, 2005, 06:53 PM
Yeah, running around in a navy blue shirt with huge gold DEA letters on it giving demonstrations to rooms full of people is the best way to stay undercover :rolleyes: :banghead: .

I think that it is more along the lines of "You can't tape us because the next time we screw up we don't want to be all over the internet again." It is far easier to tell 30 people to shut up than 30 million :uhoh: .

El Tejon
March 29, 2005, 07:49 PM
Standing Volk, all send all two of the competent DEA agent down to New Mexico or Arizona then! :D

TechBrute
March 29, 2005, 09:26 PM
Anyone got a link to the footage?

Balog
March 29, 2005, 09:30 PM
I would pay a fair amount of money to see that.

Hmm, a line of high quality DVD's showing cops telling people they aren't qualified to handle guns then shooting themselves. I'll sell it on THR. I'll be RICH! :)

Standing Wolf
March 29, 2005, 09:42 PM
Standing Volk, all send all two of the competent DEA agent down to New Mexico or Arizona then!

Better two than none? The glass is half-full, right?

XLMiguel
March 29, 2005, 10:10 PM
Pride goes before a fall.

What on EArth is an "Undercover" agent doing givng a public presentation in any event? Stuff like this and the official umbarage (can you say "attempted cover up"?) just makes me so damn proud to be a taxpayer :barf:

flatdog
March 29, 2005, 10:49 PM
OK I Googled dea agent wmv and got several sites. Some seem to be on the racey side. So I picked this one:

http://www.jesseshunting.com/site/iframe.html?href=http%3A//www.jesseshunting.com/photopost/showphoto.php/photo/5586

This should take you right to the video.

(DEA Agent shoots himself while teaching gun safety. Click on the thumbnail to download.)

Otherwise GOOGLE: "dea agent wmv" minus the "quotes" and pick from several sites.

flatdog

KONY
March 29, 2005, 10:58 PM
That video is hilarious! :p

medmo
March 30, 2005, 01:49 AM
I think they missed video taping the scene right before he shot himself in the foot. "This here is acid, I'm the only one in this room professional enough that I know of to handle this acid."

Bigfoot
March 30, 2005, 03:16 AM
My favorite line.

"His identity is known as a police officer and its a potential personal safety hazard to himself as well as his family members."

Oh yeah, this guy is definately a potential personal safety hazard to himself and his family members all right. But not for the reasons they stated.

stevelyn
March 30, 2005, 03:45 AM
This DEA agent has become a training dummy for the current academy class. The video is currently being shown at the DPS Academy on how NOT to handle your "Glock 40". :rolleyes:

faustulus
March 30, 2005, 04:44 AM
An agent with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency was been suspended after video surfaced showing the man shooting himself during a gun safety class in front of a group of Orlando fourth-graders, according to Local 6 News.

Mind you according to the story, he wasn't suspended because he shot himself, but becuase people found out about it.
That is the scary part of the story.

TechBrute
March 30, 2005, 08:39 AM
How about their reaction when he tries to show them the AR? They are all yelling for them to put it down, as if they are afraid that it will magically go off by itself, "just like the glock". :banghead:

Greg L
March 30, 2005, 09:42 AM
Well with him it might just magically go off :what: . I certainly wouldn't trust him around any firearms :scrutiny: .

TarpleyG
March 30, 2005, 11:08 AM
What really boggles the mind is why he continues to give his lecture after shooting himself in the foot. Most reasonable folks would be headed to the ER.

Greg

TechBrute
March 30, 2005, 11:16 AM
Most reasonable folks would be headed to the ER. Most reasonable people wouldn't have pulled the trigger on a loaded gun. :banghead:

what42
March 31, 2005, 10:52 AM
You can also download the full video at http://rapidshare.de/files/807727/mos-nd-demo.wmv.html

The action doesn't start until 1:30 but it's all worth watching.

Daniel T
March 31, 2005, 02:14 PM
What really boggles the mind is why he continues to give his lecture after shooting himself in the foot.

An overabundance of Pride can lead to some really stupid things.

Bear Gulch
March 31, 2005, 02:27 PM
And there is no effective treatment for stupidity.

NukemJim
March 31, 2005, 05:42 PM
"And there is no effective treatment for stupidity"

Sorry but I must respectfully disagree.

Death usually cures stupidity.
Very few dead people make such stupid mistakes.


NukemJim

Rotorflyr
March 31, 2005, 06:19 PM
The end of the story say's that the tv station didn't show the whole video because some scenes "showed the undercover agents face"

Why the hell was an Undercover agent doing a lecture in the first place?

thorn726
April 1, 2005, 01:18 AM
This guy should be suspended for gross stupidity. Maybe things are different in Florida but when I teach a gun safety class ammo is never present and I don't refer to "gangsta rappers" in any way, manner, or form. They are not a good role model for anthing.

well, he did a good job of showing how stupid those types are! heh.

but really, this was a group of kids i don't think he's all that wrong for saying how dumb the rappers were etc. , he was trying to relate, and these were pretty young kids so not like he was handing them a gun first and putting the idea of 50cent whatever .

HA! ha that is a funny point you make though, i mean you get some people at a range, and before they start shooting, say all that stuff about ok this is the gun he used etc, probably not a very good idea. heheh

Group9
April 12, 2005, 09:10 AM
Mind you according to the story, he wasn't suspended because he shot himself, but becuase people found out about it.
That is the scary part of the story.

If you knew how slow the disciplinary system works in the federal government, you would know that for someone to be given a suspension a week after the video was shown would have been impossible. It normally takes anywhere from six months to a year from act to punishment, the same as with crimes, (because that pesky Constitution applies to both procedures).

30 cal slob
April 12, 2005, 09:14 AM
"Drugs are bayad, mmmmmmmmmmkay...."

Brian Dale
April 12, 2005, 09:43 AM
Good plan: investigate who leaked the video. That way they won't have time to investigate why they're so poorly trained.

New definition of "undercover:" an agent about whom the agency would have attempted a cover-up if they'd been able. :rolleyes:

Tom Servo
April 12, 2005, 11:37 AM
I actually saw this exact scenario happen once, except it was a security guard at a grocery store. To this day, I have no idea what he thought he was doing.

It was a little after midnight, and I was at the checkout. He was talking to some friends, and he took the gun out and dropped the magazine. He was getting ready to hand it to his friend, and he said, "you just rack the slide and pull the trigger so it releases..."

BANG. Right into the floor. I braced for the ricochet, but it didn't happen. Everything stopped. I looked at the cashier, who was frozen, and I just left my stuff on the counter and walked out. The guy looked pretty scared.

This was a major chain-store, so I called the corporate office, and their response was, "yes, we've been having some problems with our security guards."

I'd say.

30 cal slob
April 12, 2005, 11:47 AM
Ever walked around a big town and bumped into incompetent armed guards?

A few years back I was out grabbing a bite in midtown Manhattan. Two armored car personnel were exiting their truck carrying a bag of valuables with their inside hands. Their snubby .38's were drawn and held in their outside hands. I assumed the muzzles were angled down as they were being carried.

One of the muzzles of those .38's happend to cross me.

I should have complained to the cops and that guard's company for the glaring safety violation. Could have sued, too, if I wanted to.

Instead, I just gave her a dirty look and walked on.

Parallax
April 12, 2005, 12:05 PM
:what: I never stick around when an armored truck is nearby. Never know when someone's going to try to pull off a robbery, and I don't want to be in the area when the bullets start flying. Especially with incompetent guards like the one you just described.

Something similar happened to me once when I was pulled over and told the officer I had a gun in the car and where it was. When he was unloading it, he had it pointed right at my knee :uhoh:

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