North Miami Cop Who Shot Unarmed Man While His Hands Were in the Air: “I Did What I Had to Do”

North Miami Cop Who Shot Unarmed Man While His Hands Were in the Air: “I Did What I Had to Do”
July 21 17:22 2016 Print This Article

The unidentified North Miami cop who shot an innocent, unarmed black man three times while his hands were in the air has released a statement.

I took this job to save lives and help people. I did what I had to do in a split second to accomplish that and hate to hear others paint me as something I’m not,” he wrote, according to Local 10. 

The cop did not explain in the short statement why he shot Charles Kinsey, who wasn’t posing a threat to him or anyone else. To the contrary, Kinsey works at a group home and was helping an autistic man who was playing with a toy truck.

Cellphone video released by WSVN on Wednesday shows Kinsey lying on his back, hands in the air, telling officers that weapons aren’t necessary.

 

North Miami Police Chief Gary C. Eugene and U.S. Congresswoman Frederica Wilson held a press conference discussing the shooting.

“We have witness statements that there was a gun,” said Eugene. “We had a 911 call with that same information. However, I want to make it clear there was no gun recovered.”

Again, if the officer never saw a gun (which he didn’t since there wasn’t one), no one was behaving aggressively, and Kinsey was calmly explaining that neither he nor the autistic man had a gun, why open fire?

Throughout the incident, it is Kinsey who is working to de-escalate the confrontation—telling the autistic man to lay on his stomach, and trying to calm the situation–not the officers.

According to someone who witnessed the incident, Kinsey always kept his hands in plain view and at one point told the officer, ” OK, I’m going to stand up now” and asked, “please don’t shoot me.”

The officer shot him.

Kinsey says he asked the officer why he shot him and was stunned by the answer he gave.

“I’m like this right here, and when he shot me, it was so surprising,” Kinsey said. “It was like a mosquito bite, and when it hit me, I’m like, ‘I still got my hands in the air, and I said, ‘No, I just got shot! And I’m saying, ‘Sir, why did you shoot me?’ and his words to me, he said, ‘I don’t know.’”

To make matters even worse, WSVN is reporting that the officer meant to shoot the autistic man:

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This would make the unidentified cop a bad shot who was aiming at a mentally challenged man playing with a toy truck.

Watch the video below:

 

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queenofmeanest
queenofmeanest

I see that this comment is still pending, yet, spammers are given free reign.

paulthinkgrow
paulthinkgrow

It is a crime to be black in America, or on earth.


Ice_Sickle
Ice_Sickle

If you were trying to save Charles Kinsey's life, but you shot him by mistake, why did you handcuff him after you shot him?

CynthiaFeaster
CynthiaFeaster

You are a dumb a_s racist who shot Mr Kinsey ONLY BECAUSE HE IS AFRICAN AMERICAN. I hope they take your job because you are an incompetent white devil who should not have the responsibility of carrying a gun and should definitely NOT be a cop. You are afraid of African Americans you punk and your cowardly actions show that too clearly. You do NOT have the minimal intelligence required to discern a threat to yourself as opposed to a life threatening situation involving an autistic person who was in crisis. STUPID, My Kinsey needed your help not a bullet in HIS body. You responded like a typical scared of his own shadow white coward- and you cops want respect from the community? Yeah right, only a fool would accord respect to you legalized murderers. Why don't you become a cop in the white community where you live? You would be better off you punk.

TinaSue
TinaSue

@CynthiaFeaster I heard on the news that this Miami Cop is Hispanic.  They are just as bad as the Whites.  I think the Cop in Minnesota was Hispanic as well.  They need to be sent back across the border where they came from.  They watch too much negative White media about Black people.

We need more Black Police for Black communities.