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2 More Charges for North Miami Cop in Shooting of Unarmed Therapist

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    2 More Charges for North Miami Cop in Shooting of Autistic Man's Caretaker

    Prosecutors charged 30-year-old Officer Jonathan Aledda on Friday with additional attempted manslaughter and culpable negligence charges for the 2016 shooting of Charles Kinsey.

    (Published Friday, May 12, 2017)

    Authorities have upgraded charges against a North Miami police officer accused of illegally shooting an autistic man's caretaker who was on the ground with his arms in the air.

    Prosecutors charged 30-year-old Officer Jonathan Aledda on Friday with additional attempted manslaughter and culpable negligence charges for the 2016 shooting of Charles Kinsey. Aledda now faces four charges in the case tentatively scheduled for trial Oct. 9.

    Aledda wasn't in court, but attorney Douglas Hartman says his client is innocent.

    "My client has entered a plea of not guilty, he says he's innocent and he's going to go to trial," Hartman said.

    North Miami Cop Charged in Shooting of Unarmed Therapist

    [MI] North Miami Cop Charged in Shooting of Unarmed Therapist

    A North Miami police officer who shot an unarmed caretaker of a man with autism last summer has been charged in the shooting, the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office said Wednesday. Officer Jonathan Aledda is charged with attempted manslaughter and culpable negligence in the July 2016 shooting of behavioral therapist Charles Kinsey.

    (Published Wednesday, April 12, 2017)

    Officials say Kinsey was trying to coax Arnaldo Rios back to a group home when the officer fired at Rios but hit Kinsey.

    The Florida Legislature approved a measure awaiting Gov. Rick Scott's signature that requires better training for police officers on dealing with autistic individuals.

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