A retired DC police officer was charged with involuntary manslaughter on Friday.
Jesse Porter was conducting training for officers at a DC library when he was accused of shooting and killing a 25-year-old woman.
Porter was accused of shooting the woman with his semiautomatic handgun while "joking around," according to charging documents.
A retired Washington DC police-lieutenant-turned-trainer is accused of fatally shooting a fellow cop at a DC library during a training session on Thursday, police say.
During the training for officers at Anacostia Neighborhood Library, Jesse Porter is accused of pulling out his semiautomatic handgun from it's holster while "joking around" and firing a shot, killing a 25-year-old officer, according to charging documents.
Porter, 58, has been charged with involuntary manslaughter, according to DC police. He was released without bail in court on Friday, under the condition he gives all of his firearms and ammunition to police.
At a press conference after the shooting, DC Police Chief Robert Contee said he wasn't sure why Porter had a live weapon during the training session.
"It's not good practice to do that," Contee said.
Porter worked in the DC Police Department for 33 years before retiring in 2020, according to a LinkedIn profile. He runs his own training and consulting company for cops.
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