A retired cop from Washington D.C. was arrested after shooting and killing another cop during a training exercise Thursday afternoon, according to police.
Jesse Porter, a retired Metropolitan Police Lieutenant, was training a group of police officers on how to use an extendable baton when he pulled out a gun and shot the younger cop.
The victim was identified as Maurica Manyan, 25, a DC Public Library Special Police Officer, an agency tasked with policing the city’s libraries.
Porter, 58, who retired from the force in 2020, was charged with involuntary manslaughter, according to the press release from his former agency.
The incident took place towards the end of the training inside a conference room of a library in Anacostia, a neighborhood in the Southeast section of the city.
Witnessing the shooting were four other library officers who were also being trained by Porter, according to the Washington Post, which reported that the library had contracted Porter to train its officers.
Metropolitan Police Chief Robert J. Contee III told the Post that it was not clear why a live firearm was being used during a training exercise but that “it is not good practice to do that.”
According to a Linkedin page belonging to a man named Jesse J. Porter Jr., he retired from the force as a lieutenant in 2020 after a 33-year career, then then went on to launch a company called
Read Porter’s resume here.
UPDATE: Porter was “joking around” before he shot the other cop, according to Insider, which read the charging documents.