Milwaukee Cop Pleads Guilty After Accidentally Shooting Girl

Disorderly conduct? I'm sure they'd do the same for a civilian ...


The Milwaukee police officer whose gun went off in Southrige Mall last year has pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct.

Michael Edwards, 46, was originally charged with endangering safety by use of a deadly weapon but pleaded guilty Wednesday to the reduced charge of disorderly conduct.

The gunfire at the mall happened Nov. 2. Edwards told Greendale police he was was at Auntie Anne's Pretzel with his fiancee when he reached into his left back pocket for his wallet and felt his gun slide down into his pants. He reached for the gun to stop it from sliding down and it discharged. The .40 caliber gun did not have a safety and had not been secured in a holster, according to the complaint.