Amtrak Cop: Worn-Out Holster Led to Foot-Shooting

January 22, 2010

An Amtrak police officer is suing the railroad, claiming it’s liable for a woman who grabbed his gun and shot him in the foot.

Sixty-five-year-old James Bullard says he was working at Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station last March when he tried to remove a disruptive woman from a McDonald’s restaurant. He says she grabbed his gun from his holster and shot him in the foot.

In the lawsuit, Bullard claims that he had a worn-out gun holster and that Amtrak didn’t provide a new holster when he requested one.

Calls to both Bullard and his attorney, Steven Lafferty, were not immediately returned.

An Amtrak spokesman declined to comment.

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