Target: Florida Attorney General
Goal: Justice for unarmed innocent caregiver shot with his hands up.
Charles Kinsey, an unarmed behavioral therapist trying to calm his autistic patient was shot by police even though he had his hands up, was totally complying and asked the officer not to shoot. Luckily enough, the bullet went through his leg which posed a non-life threatening injury. When the victim asked the officer why he was shot, the officer simply said, “I don’t know.” Charles Kinsey was handcuffed and left to bleed out for 20 minutes on the hot Miami pavement before the ambulance arrived.
North Miami woke up to the news of this brutality meted out on an innocent, unarmed behavioral therapist who acted to save the life of his patient. The on-duty therapist was only calming his autistic patient who had run out of a group home. According to North Miami police, officers responded to a 911 call reporting a man with a gun threatening to commit suicide. On the scene, the police mistook the object in the suspect’s hand for a gun. In fact, the suspect, the autistic patient, had a toy truck in his hand which was nowhere near the shape of a gun.
The North Miami police department, the county and the State of Florida should be held liable for Mr. Kinsey’s injuries and resulting hospital (and possible therapy) bills.