Miami Officer Who Shot Caregiver of Autistic Man Acquitted

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A Miami police officer who shot the caregiver of a man with autism has been found not guilty of felony charges.

A jury found Officer Jonathon Aledda guilty of a misdemeanor for firing his rifle three times at Arnaldo Rios Soto and striking Charles Kinsey, who was the mental health therapist with Soto, the Miami Herald reported. The jury charged Aledda with a misdemeanor count of culpable negligence, according to the publication.

In July 2016, Soto had run away from his group home and was holding a shiny silver toy truck, USA Today reported. North Miami Police Chief Gary Eugene previously told the publication at the time of the incident that the department had received a call concerning a man with a gun who was threatening to shoot himself.

Kinsey ran after Soto and can be seen laying on the ground with his hands raised in the air in…

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