Here’s a story I just wrote for the paper that examines firearms training at the Sarasota Police Department.
In a nutshell, it’s bad.
The officers have received only about an hour or so of firearms training each year for the past several years, and that was only for handgun qualification. Any trainer knows that qualifications are not training. They are not designed to improve shooting skills, merely demonstrate competency.
There will likely be more stories coming on the training situation at the police department, including one that mentions Popow v. City of Margate.