Jonathan Aledda, the on duty North Miami police officer who shot an African-American behavioral therapist, who was tending to his autistic patient, has been arrested and charged with a felony count of attempted manslaughter and a misdemeanor charge.
Aledda is the first ever on duty cop that State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle has charged for shooting someone according to The Miami Herald.
The Miami-Dade police union came out strongly against the decision to charge Aledda.
“In this case, we’re going to be able to show how politically motivated, vindictive and incompetent that the state attorney is” Miami-Dade Police Benevolent Association President John Rivera told the Herald. “The law is a very simple thing – intent. They’re never going to be able to prove that this guy acted maliciously or recklessly in any way.”