This happened in Florida where Cops shot and wounded an African-American behavioral therapist lying in street with his hands raised next to a troubled autistic man he was trying to help, according the victim’s account and a disturbing video of the incident.
The video shows Kinsey, with both hands held up in the air, telling officers “All he has is a toy truck. A toy truck. I am a behavior therapist at a group home.” Kinsey was simultaneously trying to calm Rinaldo and explain what was happening to the police, he says, when an officer shot him. “I thought it was a mosquito bite, and when it hit me I had my hands in the air, and I’m thinking, ‘I just got shot!’ Kinsey recalled. “I’m saying, ‘Sir, why did you shoot me?’ and his words to me were, ‘I don’t know.'” Kinsey said the officers then handcuffed him and flipped him over as he bled onto the concrete. Kinsey told WSVN that being cuffed after being shot upsets him the most. He says he still experiences flashbacks when he closes his eyes.
Both Kinsey and his wife told reporters they are just happy he survived and is able to tell his story.
The North Miami Police Department issued a statement asking for witnesses, photos and videos of the officer-involved shooting, and called the investigation open and ongoing. The Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office is also investigating.
The officer who shot Kinsey has been placed on administrative leave.