04-01-2016 COP

FAIL! Cop Unloads The Clip On His Fellow Officer

Albuquerque, NM - The city of Albuquerque has paid out a settlement in the amount of $6.5 million this week, to one of their own officers who was repeatedly shot by a fellow cop.
 Officer Jacob Grant was critically wounded after being shot multiple times by Lieutenant Greg Brachle during an undercover drug bust. Both officers were undercover at the time of the shooting. According to the criminal complaint, Grant and his partner Holly Garcia met a suspect to buy $60 worth of "shards," another term for meth. The suspects got into Garcia’s car, and she drove them to an Econo Lodge Motel. One of the suspects went into a room and returned to Garcia’s vehicle with the meth. Garcia then went to a McDonald’s parking lot and gave the signal to begin the bust, the shooting took place shortly after. A day after the settlement paid out, the APD released the horrific lapel cam showing Lt. Brachle approach the undercover cop and unload on his fellow officer. According to Grant's tort claim, there were multiple reasons Brachle should not have fired the shots into the vehicle. Grant points out in the notice that Brachle knew him well, knew what clothes he was wearing, and even knew exactly where he would be sitting in the car. The court document states that there was no threat, and "rather than cease fire, Lt. Brachle instead re-positioned himself...and continued to fire," shooting until his gun was empty. After walking back up to the car, Brachle quickly realizes that he'd just filled his fellow officer with holes. Grant is recovering and still undergoing physical therapy after being nearly killed and almost losing his arm. He is facing a long road to recovery, but making progress with each day, according to his wife, Laura. Holly Garcia, the other undercover officer in the vehicle during the shooting, suffered shrapnel wounds but is currently back on the job. Ironically, neither of the suspects were injured at all.

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