Dancing FBI Agent Avoids Jail Time
By Tom Knighton
Remember the FBI agent who had a negligent discharge after his weapon fell out of his pants while dancing at a club? The round hit someone in the crowd and a lot of us were pretty upset.
The agent was charged, as he should have been. After all, he shot someone who didn’t need shooting. That’s how the system is supposed to work.
The agent in question, however, has now entered a plea deal which will allow him to avoid jail time.
Chase Bishop was already guilty of poor judgment on the dance floor, but on Friday the FBI agent pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor assault charge in order to avoid jail time.
Bishop was off-duty at a Denver bar in early June when he attempted a back flip while dancing and his service gun fell out of his waistband and landed on the ground. As Bishop went to pick up the gun, he accidentally fired a shot. The bullet hit an onlooker, Thomas Reddington, 24, in his left leg. He was not seriously injured.
The defendant pleaded guilty to third-degree assault, which is a Class 1 misdemeanor, and he was immediately sentenced to two years probation. Under the …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms