The Sig Sauer P320 is carried by police departments across the nation – Tampa P.D. included – but State Attorney Andrew Warren says it has a defect.
“It has a defect that allows the gun to be fired without the trigger being pulled,” Warren said.
One lawsuit called it “defective” and “unreasonably dangerous.”
“There is really a public safety concern there that we’re trying to mitigate,” said Nicholas Gurney, the attorney for Tampa Reserve Officer Bob Northrop, who says he witnessed that defect last February.
Northrup has since filed a civil suit against gun maker Sig Sauer. His attorney says his firm is involved in nearly a dozen of these cases.
“The core similarity is the report from the individual. And either all or the vast majority of photographic evidence, physical evidence, all shows the weapon in question either was capable of firing on its own, did fire on its own, or both,” said Gurney.
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