If so, that regulation needs to change in situations like this. I cannot believe that a cop would order a person to touch his weapon. It would be the other way around. ‘Put up your hand’ and ‘keep your hands in plain sight’ etc. The same way as in a traffic stop. Everyone knows to keep your hands in plain sight during a traffic stop.
The lesson for those who read this is, even if you have 3 cops shouting 3 different sets of orders, just keep still and leave your hands in the air. Eventually (hopefully) one of them will train on you while another will approach, disarm, and arrest.
“I cannot believe that a cop would order a person to touch his weapon.”
The CCW class I took said to follow the cops instructions, which might include handing over your gun. The instructor told of a traffic stop where he volunteered the info that he was carrying, and the cop stuffed a .40 Glock in his face with his finger on the trigger, and shouted “Don’t move! Hand it over!” The instructor, an ex-cop, was able to calm the guy down enough to move, and then handed his gun over to the cop.
It happens. Sounds stupid to me, but it happens.
In this case, I suspect Scott was confused and did something dumb - but removing a holstered gun isn’t necessarily reason to shoot.
NKVD Metro likes it this way. They can execute you between donut breaks, and get paid OT for a rigged dog-and-pony show Free Day Friday.