Target: Rick Swearingen, Commissioner of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement
Goal: Punish the police officer who shot an unarmed behavioral therapist who was trying to help an autistic patient.
A police officer shot an unarmed man while he was lying on the ground with his hands up. The man, a behavioral therapist, was only trying to help his autistic patient. Demand the maximum penalty for the officer involved in this unjustified shooting.
Charles Kinsey was shot with his hands in the air after officers were called to the scene where a 23-year-old autistic patient had an outburst. The original call reportedly informed the officers that both men were unarmed. The victim also made this clear to officers prior to the shooting, stating the autistic man was holding a toy truck.
Kinsey sustained a gunshot wound and is fortunately recovering from the multiple shots fired at him. Sign below and demand the maximum penalty in this case.
Dear Commissioner Swearingen,
An unarmed behavioral therapist was shot by a police officer after putting his hands in the air. The officer was claims to have been aiming for the autistic patient who was holding a toy truck instead. We demand that you recommend the maximum penalty in this case.
When asked why he shot Charles Kinsey, the officer reportedly replied ‘I don’t know.’ The Dade County Police Benevolent Association stated that the officer was aiming for the autistic man instead. Neither man was armed.
Police officers must possess the skills necessary to interact with unarmed individuals in a safe manner. We demand the maximum penalty in this case.
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