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Tue Jun 18, 2019, 09:20 PM

Florida officer guilty of negligence for shooting caretaker

Source: Associated Press

Florida officer guilty of negligence for shooting caretaker

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MIAMI Jun 18, 2019, 3:53 PM ET

A Florida police officer has been convicted of a misdemeanor but acquitted of attempted manslaughter for shooting at a severely autistic man and wounding the man's caretaker.

A jury deliberated for four hours late Monday before finding North Miami police Officer Jonathan Aledda guilty of culpable negligence in the 2016 shooting of caretaker Charles Kinsey, who was trying to protect 27-year-old Arnaldo Rios Soto. Aledda faces up to a year in jail but because he was acquitted of a felony, he might be able to remain a police officer.

Prosecutor Don Horn called the verdict "fair," while Aledda's attorney said he was disappointed.

"We thought he should have never been charged," Douglas Hartman said. A March trial had ended with a hung jury.

Kinsey was shot after Rios fled his group home carrying a shiny silver toy truck and Kinsey went after him. Rios sat down in the street, playing with the truck, and a passer-by reported he was possibly armed. Police soon surrounded Rios and Kinsey at a residential neighborhood intersection.

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Tue Jun 18, 2019, 09:25 PM

2. There is nothing fair about that verdict

When will these unhinged unfit police office officers be held accountable? This man should not be allowed to be an officer. They are far too trigger happy.

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Tue Jun 18, 2019, 09:38 PM

3. I remember that. The caretaker asked the cop, "Why did you shoot me?"

And the cop answered, "I don't know." The cop was young and inexperienced.

What a sad, sick case. Maybe he didn't deserve being convicted of attempted manslaughter but neither should he remain a cop.

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Wed Jun 19, 2019, 12:52 AM

5. The black guy was ***LAYING ON THE GROUND AND WAS STILL SHOT !! *** he had his hands up

... and the stupid ass'd cop still shot at the Rios who they were told was ... NOT ... carrying a firearm !!

This is some bullshit, the officer was at minimum trying to kill someone ... this is some bullshit.

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