According to the lawsuit, Paige was making a "drug education presentation" in April 2004 to a Florida youth group when his firearm (a Glock .40) accidentally discharged. The shooting occurred moments after Paige told the children that he was the only person in the room professional enough to carry the weapon. The accident was filmed by an audience member, and the tape, Paige claims, was turned over to the DEA.
Why do they keep saying "accident"??? While technically, according to dictionaries, it was an accident, I think it had more to do with negligence. This guy is a moron. Accident implies that it was nobody's fault, negligence places the fault where it should be placed. Guns don't accidentally discharge, someone negligently pulls the trigger because they are dumb and didn't follow safety measures. This man should have had his badge taken away - had he pointed the gun anywhere other than his foot, he could have killed a child or teacher.
Now he wants an entitlement check! Buddy, you should have lost your job a long time ago. Granted, the agency shouldn't have released the tape (if they did), but you should be flipping burgers at the local fast food joint after this, not staying in the agency. Shame on the DEA for both counts.