Maybe this guy should reconsider his career choice. Jan. 26 -- WILLARD -- Willard Police Officer Joshua M. Dorsey was released Monday morning from Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center after accidentally shooting himself in the leg with his personal weapon Sunday. The incident happened about 9:55 p.m. in the police locker room as Dorsey was reporting for duty. "Officer Dorsey was removing his firearm and holster from his belt and the gun fired and struck Officer Dorsey in his right thigh, right calf and the top of his right foot. Officer Dorsey was the only person in the locker room at the time of the incident," Chief Joe Daniel said. Dorsey exited the locker room and reported the incident to Sgt. Steve Weiss. "The Willard rescue squad was summoned and first aid was administered to Officer Dorsey," Daniel said. After initially being transported to Mercy Willard Hospital, he later went to Mercy St. Vincent. "He's home. ... I'm sure he's recuperating," Daniel said Monday morning. Sunday's incident remains under investigation because it involved an officer, a firearm and an injury. "I don't want to go into a lot of details," Daniel said. As part of an August domestic violence investigation in which Dorsey was the suspect, the chief ordered Dorsey to turn in his department firearms or weapons. In an Aug. 7 letter, Daniel also prohibited Dorsey from performing "the duties and responsibilities of a Willard police officer" and restricted him to "non-police officer duties," such as being a dispatcher. His service revolver was re-issued to him Oct. 26, when he returned to work after a 40-day suspension. "Anytime someone receives a suspension, we require him to turn in his weapons," Daniel said Monday. The chief was asked if he had any concerns about Dorsey having weapons after being accused of domestic violence. "I can't say that's case. ... If there were weapons involved, that would be a different story," Daniel said. Police said Dorsey, 28, of 127 Crestwood Drive, Willard, was accused of holding a knife to his live-in girlfriend's throat and kicking her in the stomach in connection with an Aug. 6 incident. His accuser also told Detective Adam Strong that Dorsey shoved her against a wall, dumped a bucket of Pine Sol on her car and pushed the woman's 5-year-old daughter, causing the girl to lose her balance and hit her head on a nearby couch. Dorsey initially was charged with two counts of domestic violence. He pleaded "no contest" Sept. 1 to disorderly conduct. As part of the plea deal, Dorsey was ordered to undergo no less than six months of anger management counseling and establish the paternity of one of the girlfriend's daughters, who is believed to be Dorsey's. The defendant also was fined $150. Another condition was the state would be allowed to refile the two domestic violence charges if Dorsey doesn't follow through with the expectations of the court. "We do not want idle promises. ... There is a situation that needs attention," special Prosecutor R. Lee Shepherd said at the Norwalk Municipal Court hearing. Daniel was asked Monday if he knew of any domestic issues or incidents involving Dorsey since the original complaint. "In the past few months, I haven't heard anything," the chief said. link: here How is this guy still a cop?