Accident with a weapon in prison guard instruction causes serious injuries and suspends course

Accident with a weapon in prison guard instruction causes serious injuries and suspends course
Accident with a weapon in prison guard instruction causes serious injuries and suspends course

An accident with a firearm during a training course for new elements of the Prison Services Intervention Group (GISP) caused a serious injury, with one trainee losing the finger of a hand, confirmed official sources.

The accident occurred during an anti-riot instruction session on Thursday afternoon, at the GISP facilities in Monsanto, Lisbon, next to the prison, during the course of training new elements of this prison guard group, the president of the prison guard confirmed to Lusa. Independent Union of the Prison Guard Corps (SICGP), Júlio Rebelo, and the Directorate-General for Reinsertion and Prison Services (DGRSP).

Júlio Rebelo confirmed to Lusa that the firearm accident caused the trainee victim to lose a finger and that the training course has been suspended.

According to the DGRSP, the accident happened with “a shotgun loaded with dry gunpowder (salvage ammunition)”, and, explained, for his part, Júlio Rebelo, in the formation of new elements, specific material is used for this purpose, without the use of ammunition. real.

According to the DGRSP, “INEM was immediately called and sent the trainee to the SNS Hospital, from which he was discharged during the night”.

“It was decided to open an internal process of investigations in charge of the Audit and Inspection Service – South (coordinated by a Magistrate of the Public Prosecutor’s Office), with a view to ascertaining the circumstances in which the accident took place. The occurrence was also communicated to the Judiciary Police “, advanced the DGRSP.

Júlio Rebelo said that the weapon at the origin of the accident was collected on site by the PSP.

Questioned by Lusa about the level of experience of these trainees in handling weapons, the president of SICGP said that the training course included newly graduated prison guards, with a maximum of five years of professional experience and that many of them are ex-military.

He also referred that prison guards have shooting training every year.

The article is in Portuguese

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