North Miami commandar to be fired in relation to Charles Kinsey shooting

 North Miami police Cmdr. Emie Hollant was given notice that he will be fired on Wednesday after an investigation into the shooting of Charles Kinsey, according to city officials. 

Hollant was in charge of the scene the day of the shooting.

A memo dated July 22, 2016 states that Hollant was asked by Chief Gary Eugene if he had witnessed the shooting, and he advised that he had not. 

"Evidence later collected during the administrative review process revealed that Commander Hollant to have been present prior, during and after the shooting incident," the memo said. "Given the belief that Commander Hollant was not a witness to the incident, he was neither interviewed by the Investigative Section in a timely manner, nor separated as the other witness officers were at the scene." 

The memo goes on to say that due to the new evidence collected an internal affairs case was open in order to follow up on allegations of obstructing an investigation. 

The news comes about a year after cellphone video was released of Charles Kinsey lying on his back, with his hands in the air in the area of Northeast 14th Avenue and Northeast 127th Street. Sitting next to him was an autistic man holding a toy truck.

In the video of the incident, Kinsey is heard telling officers that he is unarmed.

Authorities said Officer Jonathon Aledda was behind a car 152 feet away when he shot Kinsey. Aledda has since been charged with attempted manslaughter and culpable negligence.

 

 

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