“It Appears the Gun Went Off”❗️
Hartford Deputy Chief Lt. Aaron Boisvert said Deputy Chief Sonia Watson unintentionally discharged her firearm in her office while she was preparing to leave for the day. He says Watson was trying to secure the weapon.
Responsible Gun Owner
Police said that as soon as the gun went off, she followed the proper protocols and made the right notifications. The department initiated an investigation and officials said they’ve taken all the appropriate steps to document the incident.
Boisvert said the full circumstances of the incident will be investigated and Watson could face disciplinary action. For now, she remains on administrative assignment and is being scheduled for retraining on the safe handling of firearms.
Boisvert said that no one was injured and that they take any discharge of a weapon very seriously.”