What about the officer that shot himself in the foot with the same rifle? Didn't I read that? I hope that all who believe he was just a careless idiot petition to have him fired or at least moved to a desk job. He could have just as easily shot an innocent by stander with this rifle.
I hope the jury is consistent, if the guy on trial is found guilty, the officer should be found guilty of gross neglience at least. Apparently the officer never even checked the chamber when he first picked up the rifle.