New Video Shows Scene of North Miami Police Shooting of Unarmed Man

Newly-released video shows a different angle of an incident when a police officer shot an unarmed man during a confrontation in North Miami in July 2016.

A woman inside an apartment recorded video that shows two North Miami police officers crouched behind her car with guns pointed down the street. One of the officers is Jonathan Aledda, who is armed with an assault rifle that doesn’t have a scope.

The woman appears to turn on and off the recording while speaking in Spanish to someone on the phone.

"These patrol officers with long weapons all over my car," she’s heard saying in Spanish in the recording. "A crazy man ran by a with a revolver in his hand and they have him lying on the street."

The video was presented in seven separate clips to the State Attorney’s Office as discovery in the case against Aledda, who is charged with two felony counts of attempted manslaughter and two misdemeanor charges of culpable negligence for shooting Charles Kinsey.

Prosecutors say Kinsey, a behavior therapist, was lying on the ground with his hands up. Next to him was Arnaldo Rios Soto, a severely autistic man, who was in Kinsey’s care.

Officers had responded to the area along 127th Street near Northeast 14th Avenue after getting a call of a man with a gun. It turned out to be Soto holding a toy truck.

The shooting itself does not appear to be shown in the video, although the woman’s car alarm can be heard going off for several seconds in one of the recordings.

The woman is then heard saying, "They shot the black man."

You can also see officers from a distance surrounding Kinsey and Soto apparently after the shooting.

A photo from the video appears in the charging documents identifies Aledda as the officer standing furthest from the woman recording the video.

This isn’t the first video recorded by a bystander to show the shooting. Other cell phone video shows Kinsey and Soto on the ground and Kinsey can be seen with his hands up and can be heard telling officers not to shoot.

Prosecutors say Aledda fired three shots at Kinsey, hitting him once in the thigh. Kinsey recovered from the wound and is suing North Miami for the officer’s use of force. Aledda, who was a four-year veteran and on the city’s SWAT team, has pleaded not guilty to the criminal charges he faces.

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