SEPTA cops carried guns with a history of misfiring

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A transit police officer keeps watch on the Market-Frankford line. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

A transit police officer keeps watch on the Market-Frankford line. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

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SEPTA police officers are getting new service weapons after a transit cop’s sidearm recently discharged while still in its holster. Darryl C. Murphy with WHYY’s PlanPhilly explains why that same weapon — the Sig Sauer P320 — has a history of misfiring and is the subject of multiple lawsuits.

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