The coverup is already on after an FBI Agent was recorded doing a backflip in a Denver night club early Saturday morning, which caused a gun to come flying out of his waistband and land on the dance floor.
Upon completing his back flip, the law enforcement officer bent down to pick up the gun, apparently grabbing it by the trigger and firing off a round, which ended up striking a man in the leg, although initial reports said it was a woman.
But rather than rush to the man to assist him as he should have done, the fed sauntered off the dance floor with his hands in the air as if to say, oops, my bad.
And that may have been the end of it except a witness recorded the incident and the footage ended up with the local media, which published the footage with the face of the fed blurred out, although it is not clear if the media did the blurring or if the FBI/Denver police did before releasing the video.
Denver police say they interviewed the fed, then released him to an FBI supervisor, even though the agent was supposedly off-duty.
Police also refused to release his name on the basis that he has not been charged. And they refused to release the name of the hospital the gunshot victim was transported to but assured us he is in good condition.
According to the Denver Post:
An off-duty FBI agent dancing at a Denver nightclub accidentally discharged a firearm, wounding another patron in the leg, police said Saturday. The victim, an adult male, was rushed to a local hospital in good condition, said Denver police spokesman Sonny Jackson.
Police have refused to identify the hospital.
Jackson said the agent, whose identity wasn't released, was dancing at the downtown club around 12:45 a.m. Saturday when the firearm fell from the agent's waistband holster onto the floor. It discharged when the agent picked it up.
Police investigators interviewed the agent before releasing the agent to an FBI supervisor. The police investigation was continuing, and any charges would be determined by the Denver District Attorney's Office, said Officer Marika Putnam.
Denver FBI spokeswoman Amy Sanders declined to comment, citing an ongoing investigation.
The Denver Police Department assured the public that the shooting will be thoroughly investigated by its homicide unit, which means it will likely be placed on the back burner behind actual homicides that need to be investigated.
But prolonging the investigation is the usual protocol when a law enforcement officer does something stupid as this one did. Anybody else would still be in jail.