Charles Kinsey Files Lawsuit Against Officer Who Shot Him
Charles Kinsey, an unarmed black man who was shot by a North Miami police officer, is now suing the officer who shot him.
Kinsey was shot in the leg by North Miami officer Jonathan Aledda. At the time, Kinsey was trying to persuade his autistic client to return to a group home.
In the lawsuit filed on Aug. 3, the complaint described North Miami officers retrieving assault rifles from their cars and approaching “in a military style formation."
Kinsey shouted to the officers neither he nor Arnaldo Rios were armed and that Rios was holding a toy truck.
According to the complaint, the officers were close enough to hear and “one officer even announced over the police radio, “It’s a toy truck, he’s saying it’s a toy truck.”
Throughout, Kinsey was on the ground with his hands up, the complaint reads.
After Kinsey was shot, the complaint alleges officers handcuffed Kinsey and “failed to render aid” allowing Kinsey to “unnecessarily bleed out on the ground for a significant period of time.”
The lawsuit is asking for unspecified damages.
“Officer Aledda’s act of shooting Mr. Kinsey was unwarranted and unreasonable under the circumstances, and he is therefore liable for Mr. Kinsey’s injuries,” the complaint reads.
Read the full lawsuit below: