July 17, 2019
On Monday, a Salt Lake City police officer was hit by friendly fire during a wellness check. Utah Attorney General’s Office Training Director Scott Carver, who trains potential police officer recruits using the VirTra simulator, sat down with KUTV yesterday to discuss officer-involved shootings.
According to Carver, a Utah police officer hurt by friendly fire is not common. “This was an extremely rare circumstance,” said Carver.
Although Carver isn’t involved with the case, he will follow it.
“We are always looking at the cases of officer-involved shootings and what took place there from a training perspective so that if there is a benefit that we can gain from that for our training processes, that’s what we want to do,” said Carver