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Officer pleads no contest after accidental gun firing in the gym

FOWLERVILLE, Mich. – A Michigan police officer has pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor after his personal pistol accidentally fired into the floor of a high school gymnasium when he saw how a wrestling tournament.

Flint Police Lt. Mark Boudreau entered the plea Friday to the charge of reckless discharge of a weapon.

The Flint Journal reports the incident occurred when Boudreau’s son was competing in a tournament on May 5 at Fowlerville high School, about 65 miles (105 km) northwest of Detroit. Boudreau was off-duty at the time.

Pleading no contest is not an admission of guilt, but is treated as such for sentencing. Boudreau’s lawyer says that the compensation will be held in the context of advice provided by the Livingston County District Court until May, and that it will be rejected as long as Boudreau complies with all court orders.

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Information from: The Flint Journal, http://www.mlive.com/flint

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