SDPD Officer Involved in Accidental Discharge of Firearm During Course of Police Duties: SDPD - NBC 7 San Diego

SDPD Officer Involved in Accidental Discharge of Firearm During Course of Police Duties: SDPD

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    The scene of a 2015 shooting involving the SDPD officer Neal "Nick" Browder

    A San Diego Police Department (SDPD) officer cleared by the District Attoreny's office in a deadly shooting last year accidentally discharged his firearm in February, SDPD confirmed to NBC 7 San Diego. 

    Officer Neal "Nick" Browder's firearm accidentally discharged on Feb. 20, 2016 during the course of his police duties, SDPD Lt. Scott Wahl said. 

    Police have not said where that shooting happened or other circumstances around that shooting, but the department did say the incident was investigated.

     "A thorough investigation was immediately initiated, as is our standard procedure," the statement from police read. 

    WARNING GRAPHIC VIDEO: SDPD Body Cam Captures Moments After Fatal Police Shooting

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    WARNING GRAPHIC IMAGES: Video from an SDPD officer's body camera shows the scene following the fatal shooting of Fridoon Rawshan Nehad. It's important to note the video has been blurred by the SD County DA's Office. Also, the camera was worn by a responding police officer, not Officer Neal Browder who fired the fatal shot.
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    In the statement, police said state law prevents them from discussing specific details related to the investigation. 

    February's incident happened after the DA's office cleared Browder of criminal charges related to an April 30, 2015 shooting. The discharge happened after Browder completed a mandatory Critical Incident Stress Debriefing led by a qualified police psychologist, according to the statement. 

    On April 30, 2015, Browder, a 27-year veteran cop, shot and killed unarmed Fridoon Rashawn Nehad, 42, in San Diego's Midway District.

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