http://wsvn.com/news/local/video-shows-moments-before-north-miami-police-shot-unarmed-man/Kinsey said the man was his patient and the alleged gun was a toy truck, which he said was clearly visible to police. â€œI was really more worried about him than myself. I was thinking as long as I have my hands up â€¦ theyâ€™re not going to shoot me. This is what Iâ€™m thinking, theyâ€™re not going to shoot me. Wow, was I wrong.â€
Kinsey was then shot in the leg. The shooting was not captured on camera but Kinsey said he had his hands up the entire time.
Agreed. This was just an outright bad shooting and I suspect a negligent discharge of the weapon by the officer. I get the initial reaction by officers to a MWAG call - that is how officers get killed today. However, they hand a standoff with these two and the person on the ground clearly stated the other person was autistic and it was a toy truck. Plenty of time appears to have expired for the officers to take stock of the situation and realize there was no threat.From watching the video and seeing where he was shot I'd go with gross negligence caused by an officer with their finger on the trigger when it shouldn't have been. This is why I don't inform officers I'm carrying when stopped, at least in states where I'm not required to do so. I don't trust their reaction or their firearm handling skills if they feel they need to disarm me. I hope he gets paid.
It is pretty sad. It shows a very compliant black male explaining that he's a physical therapist with his hands in the air and lying on his back as instructed by police. He's explaining that the individual sitting in the road next to him is autistic and has a toy truck and that he comes from a nearby care facility.Disclaimer: I did not watch the video yet.
Yeah, more TV again.I was thinking as long as I have my hands up … they're not going to shoot me.
:shakehead:Kinsey said what police did after the shooting is what upsets him the most. "They flipped me over, and I'm faced down in the ground, with cuffs on, waiting on the rescue squad to come. I'd say about 20, about 20 minutes it took the rescue squad to get there. And I was like, bleeding - I mean bleeding and I was like, 'Wow.'"