According to the Miami Herald, he was “arrested and charged Wednesday with a felony count of attempted manslaughter, and a misdemeanor charge of culpable negligence.”
The Herald article also noted that this is the first time in her long career that State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle has ever charged a police officer with a crime. In this instance, however, the evidence was compelling enough to prove that the suspect was not a threat, and that Aledda’s use of force was not warranted.
Even more interesting, the Herald reported that two other officers were 20 feet from Kinsey and Rios, and “were about to walk over to put handcuffs on Rios when the shots rang out.”
Those officers are damn lucky that Aledda didn’t shoot them, too.
The State Attorney’s Office also determined that Commander Emile Hollant, who was already cleared of all wrongdoing within weeks of the shooting, did not lie about his involvement in the incident and did not witness the shooting.
In light of these new developments, the SAO should seriously consider filing perjury charges against Assistant Chief Larry Juriga for lying about Hollant’s “conflicting statements,” and witness tampering charges against Commander Angel Rivera, for attempting to coerce Hollant into changing his story to protect the shooter.
Even if the State Attorney’s Office declines to do so, Police Chief Gary Eugene must direct the North Miami Police Department’s Internal Affairs division to initiate an immediate investigation.
This story will be updated as further information becomes available.
UPDATE: Click here for Arrest Warrant and Affidavit in Support of Arrest Warrant