— Brian Entin (@BrianEntin) July 20, 2016
While assisting his autistic patient, Charles Kinsey found himself pleading with North Miami police. Laying on the ground with his hands in the air, Kinsey explained that he was a behavior therapist and that he and his patient were both unarmed.
Police were responding to a call that a man was walking around with a gun and was suicidal. The man was in fact an autistic patient in a nearby group home and the “gun” was in fact a toy truck. Both facts were stated to police as Kinsey lay in the street with his hands up.
Despite his non-threatening position and calm demeanor, Kinsey was still shot and handcuffed. After the shooting, police left him bleeding in the street.
Luckily, Kinsey survived; there has been no word on whether or not the officer will be suspended.