Some of you may remember a while back I complained about working with some officers that choose not to wear their vests, they choose not to carry with a round chambered and kept their guns on safe even with no round in the chamber!!!!! Yes I am still irritated that these folks are my back up at times. For all the non LEO's out there thinking that this cant be true. It is an ugly truth about some LEO's. Thankfully they are few in numbers. I have complained to supervision and I got the typical answer from the brass. Per policy we cannot force an officer to wear their body armor nor chamber a round nor carry their gun off safe and ready to fire...due to legal liability. (keep reading it gets worse) Believe it or not, it is actually not frowned upon by the brass because they feel there is less of a chance for an unintentional discharge (the new lingo vs the older - accidental discharge and negligent discharge) WTF? right??? Well after heated arguments that made it all the way up to the Chief just last week, (I actually thought I was about to get written up for insubordination...lol)...this federal court shooting happens... and guess what the brass is "formally" asking us to do now? Yes... these guys actually asked everyone to wear their vests, chamber a round and keep their guns "off safe". The very thing I was arguing about just last week. Now, its not policy still but they wanted it to be clear that they made an effort to encourage everyone to do so, probably to cover their butts?