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The officer who shot and killed a 73-year-old retired librarian during a police "shoot/don't shoot" demonstration in Florida was accused of using excessive force with his police dog and resigned from another police agency in 2013 for failing to satisfactorily complete a field training program.
Weinberg took the man's case in June, and that's when he viewed Coel's dashcam video of the arrest and informed local media about the case.
"I told everyone that this officer was dangerous and he needed to be fired," said Weinberg. "If he had been fired like he should have been when he ordered that dog to maul my client for a minute and 47 seconds, then this wouldn't have happened."
Coel left the Miramar Police Department after 14 months of service in the Broward County agency. Tania Rues, Miramar police spokeswoman, said Coel resigned, but could not comment on the reasons why. Coel wrote a resignation letter saying he was resigning for "personal reasons;" the News-Press reported that he failed to complete an agency field training program.
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But the guns are either supposed to be loaded with blanks or "simunition guns," which are real-looking weapons that fire a non-lethal projectile with reduced force. Knowlton was mistakenly struck with a live round.
originally posted by: o0oTOPCATo0o
That video has made me VIOLENTLY mad.
How the hell did this guy (still)have a job that carries ANY type of authority?
what kind of reckless training is this anyway?
You cant just pull a fingergun and say bang?? Why would anyone think it is a good idea to use real guns with blanks??
Now a nice lady is dead.