July 24, 2023 — A lawsuit has been filed by a police officer from Maine who was seriously injured when he was hit by a bullet from a P320 pistol that fired unintentionally.
The lawsuit was filed by Deputy David Cole, a police officer who claims that his P320 discharged while he was walking through a building to execute a search warrant in May 2022.
The bullet went through his thigh, through his calf, and ended up in his ankle. The severe leg injuries required surgery, hospitalization for 3 days, and months of physical therapy.
Lawyers for Deputy David Cole claim that the P320 pistol is dangerously defective.
They accused Sig Sauer of negligence for continuing to market the gun to law enforcement agencies, despite more than 100 reports of other people who said their P320 unintentionally fired, including at least 80 people who were wounded. No deaths have been reported.
At least 60 other victims have filed lawsuits against Sig Sauer, claiming that the P320 is dangerous because it does not have an external manual safety. This means that the gun is essentially cocked at all times.
The Somerset Sheriff’s Office stopped using the P320 model after Cole was shot in 2022, according to lawyers for Deputy Cole who spoke with the Maine Sun Journal.
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