"I took this job to save lives and help people", the officer said in a statement released Thursday by the union. Rice was a 12-year-old who was shot by police for holding a toy gun in a park in Cleveland. This most recent incident is one of many where police officers are accused of shooting or injuring black men without justification. "He is a member of our SWAT team and has been employed with the department for four years". "I assure you we will get all the answers".
Kinsey's employer, Clinton Bower, president of MacTown Center for the Developmentally Disabled, issued a statement late Thursday saying "that Kinsey did everything in his power to de-escalate a very volatile and unsafe situation while complying fully with the orders of the North Miami police department".
"All he has is a toy truck, a toy truck". That recording since went viral on social media.
It's what happened next that is now under scrutiny. He shot after another officer, in a radio transmission, suggested the autistic man was loading a weapon, which turned out to be the toy truck, the source said.
"He's like, 'Please, don't shoot me, '" Napoleon said. It doesn't appear to show the actual shooting.
"The police are here with big guns, on top of my auto".
Video showing the scene before Monday's shooting has sparked outrage: A white man sits cross-legged on the ground, holding an object in his hand.
Becerra said she suggests that officers hand the autistic person a cellphone or other device.
The officers had received a call of an armed, suicidal man who they believed to be the man next to Kinsey. "And he missed, and accidentally struck Mr. Kinsey". "This is not a case of police abuse", he said.
"This is not the case of a rogue cop". Meanwhile, the autistic man, whom Kinsey referred to as Rinaldo, yelled threats at him.
The officer who discharged his weapon hasn't been identified.
Cell phone video shows Kinsey, a therapist, explaining to police that he is tending to his client, an autistic man.
"If she would have told the other officers, maybe they wouldn't have shot", Matthews told AP.
"After they knew that he had autism, what did they do?" One in North Miami has many at a loss for words.
Current Police Chief Gary Eugene took over from there, but played down the importance of the evaluation, telling the Miami New Times, "It's too early to say there's any connection, " adding, "Maybe so".
"And if that costs something, the police are responsible for it", Dietz said.
Police ordered both men to lie on the ground. "So many of our police officers come from the community (and) live in the community".
The caregiver had his hands up and was lying on his back while trying to calm the 24-year-old autistic patient who had wandered from a nearby group home where he worked.
"That was a man who was at work, who was caring for another individual on the ground. The officers on the scene did not know that", he said Thursday. The 911 callers said he had a gun pointed at his head.