Former Certis Cisco auxiliary police officer Goh Ze Lin, 37, pleaded guilty on March 11 to a charge of committing a reckless act endangering human life.

He was sentenced to 9 weeks in prison for firing his service revolver for no reason inside a toilet stall at HarbourFront Center on January 8, 2021.

What happened?

Goh was deployed to the OCBC Bank Branch at HarbourFront Center on January 8, 2021, and issued a Taurus 85 revolver, which was loaded with five live 0.38-inch cartridges, along with five more found in a quick loader.

He then went to the 2nd floor restroom at around 11:45 a.m. and entered one of the stalls, closing the door behind him.

He removed his utility belt which contained the loaded weapon and put it on the floor in front of him as he sat on the toilet bowl.

he then removed the gun from its holster and played it with his personal finances in mind, before “recklessly” pulling the trigger.

A bullet was then fired from the revolver pointed downward, and the bullet then hit the ground.

Goh then sheathed the gun after relieving himself on the toilet and contacted the Certis command center around 11:50 a.m., telling the operations manager that he had discharged a gun inside the toilet.

Goh was then told to stay where he was and the police then arrived at 12:15 p.m., finding him still inside the toilet.

The weapon was later examined by the police weapons branch and found that Goh had intentionally fired the revolver with enough pressure or cocked the hammer in order to discharge the actual bullet.

Goh was discovered by an IMH doctor to have had a “transient situational reaction”, but was not diagnosed with any mental disorder.

It was also licensed by Certis Cisco.

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Peggy P. Gilmore