Ammo Questions in NYC
In light of CPD's recent ammunition issue, this was mentioned in the comments:
- Four of the shots that cops fired at a madman waving a knife in Midtown failed to penetrate his jacket — which was not bulletproof — and the NYPD will now check the weapons for malfunction, law enforcement sources told The Post.
“The bullets we have may be defective and that’s very disturbing,” one source said. “When we fire our weapons, we want to make damn sure that our bullets hit our target — neutralizing our target.”
A sergeant and an officer fired a total of nine rounds at 46-year-old Garry Conrad on Wednesday, with one of the shots killing the depressed Broadway stagehand who refused to drop the blade at West 49th Street and Eighth Avenue.
Four of the bullets got lodged in Conrad’s Carhartt jacket, sources said, adding that he was not wearing a bulletproof vest.
The Carhartt we owned once was a canvas-like material with a heavy weave - weather and water proof as we recall. Still, nothing we'd suspect as capable of stopping a decent sized round. Can any of our New York readers clue us in who was the manufacturer of the cartridges in question?