Officer Emile Hollant

Officer Emile Hollant

A North Miami police commander Officer Emile has been suspended for allegedly fabricating information about the shooting of an unarmed black therapist.

City Manager Larry Spring Jr. said Friday that commander Officer Emile Hollant is suspended without pay. Spring declined to give specifics about how Officer Emile Hollant allegedly fabricated information about Monday’s shooting of Charles Kinsey by Officer Jonathan Aledda.

Officer Jonathan Aledda has been placed on paid administrative leave while the shooting is investigated. His race has not been released.

Kinsey was trying coax an autistic man back to a group home when he was shot in the middle of an intersection. He says he was on the ground with his hands in the air when he was shot. Cellphone video shows him with his hands raised moments before the shooting.

A union official has said the officer was aiming for the autistic man because he thought he was a threat, but the officer missed and hit the therapist.

SWAT team commander Emile Hollant has been placed on leave without pay after making conflicting statements about the incident, Spring said.

The shooting was not recorded on a video provided to Reuters by Kinsey’s lawyer. But in the footage, which has circulated widely on social media, Kinsey can be heard yelling, “All he has is a toy truck in his hands.”

No gun was recovered at the scene, the city’s police chief said.

John Rivera, president of the Dade County Police Benevolent Association, which is representing Aledda, said Kinsey was shot accidentally after officers believed his autistic patient was on the verge of harming him.

“Sometimes police officers make mistakes, because at the end of the day they are not computers,” But committing crime and attempted murder can not be excused no matter who you are.

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