According to a police union spokesperson “The cop was actually trying to kill the autistic man holding the toy truck in order to prevent him from killing his caretaker with the toy truck.
At the time, the cop was still under the impression that the toy truck was a gun, so he wasn’t taking any chances.
This despite the fact that caretaker Charles Kinsey had repeatedly told officers that it was a toy truck.
“The movement of the white individual looked like he was getting ready to discharge a firearm into Mr. Kinsey,” said Miami-Dade police union boss John Rivera in a press conference today, attended by WSVN.
And the officer discharged trying to strike and stop the white male and unfortunately, he missed.”
Rivera went on to slam the media for reporting on this story.
“Be responsible in your reporting,” Rivera said in the press conference.
“We’re asking the community to please allow facts — not sensationalism, not politics — facts to allow to work their way through the system.”
But how about being responsible for who you shoot? Is that too much to ask?
The officer’s name has not been released, but he will probably be hailed a hero for trying to protect the caretaker, maybe even receive an award.”
“Seriously folks, you have this all wrong
I was not trying to shoot the fat black guy with his hands up
I was trying to shoot the autistic guy playing with the little plastic truck
Any moment and he could have driven all over that poor guy”
How can you miss a shot like that?
All I can say is that this guy deserves a job with the secret service…