Baltimore Police Training to Resume Following Accidental Shooting

Instructor accidentally shot trainee in the head during an exercise in Baltimore County

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    Baltimore Police say a training academy put on hold by an accidental shooting of a trainee is expected to resume at least some operations Tuesday.

    The academy was suspended after an instructor accidentally shot a trainee in the head during an exercise in Baltimore County. The man was critically wounded and remains in the hospital. He was

    Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says the academy will resume classroom operations and academic instruction Tuesday but not firearms training. That portion of the instruction will be pushed to the end of the curriculum.

    Also on Tuesday, police recruits and training instructors will get a chance to meet the new director of the department's education and training section, Maj. Joseph Smith. Smith replaces Maj. Eric Russell, who was put on administrative suspension while an investigation is ongoing.

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