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The personnel jacket of North Miami police officer Jonathan Aledda does not include information regarding whether he was properly trained to interact with people with developmental disabilities like Autism, a RISE NEWS investigation found.
Aledda has come to national attention after he shot unarmed therapist Charles Kinsey three times in the leg last week in a North Miami street.
The Miami-Dade police union president said that Aledda was not trying to shoot Kinsey, but rather his autistic patient named Arnaldo Eliud Rios.
The jacket, which was released by the police department last week details Aledda’s history as a police officer in the city of North Miami.
It also shows some of the trainings Aledda received.
Notably missing from the document is any indication that Aledda received Crisis Intervention Team Policing training (CIT) from the Eleventh Circuit Court.
CIT is often cited by police departments as a top local training method for officers to learn how to deal with people with mental illnesses.
The training also includes a small section (one page) about Autism and other developmental disabilities.
North Miami police spokeswoman Natalie Buissereth said that roughly 85% to 95% of North Miami officers have received CIT training.
“If you don’t see it, it’s not there,” Buissereth said of Aledda’s missing CIT training certificate in his personnel jacket.
However, Buissereth also said in a phone interview with RISE NEWS, that she would follow up to double check whether Aledda was CIT trained.
Calls to the CIT office have not been returned.
According to information found on the Eleventh Circuit website, CIT officers are pretty important.
“CIT officers respond to crisis calls involving possible mental health issues,” a frequently asked question page about the program says. “They evaluate and de-escalate potentially volatile situations and as necessary transport individuals suffering from a mental illness to community-based facilities for evaluation, treatment, and referrals, instead of subjecting them to immediate arrest when appropriate.”
WATCH: RISE NEWS report from the scene of the Charles Kinsey shooting
Aledda’s personnel jacket paints him as an ambitious and talented young officer who is always volunteering for extra responsibilities.
“Officer Aledda reports to work with a clean and pressed uniform,” A performance evaluation from June of 2016 reads. “He represents a good image for his peers and employees to follow.”
While it is not clear whether Aledda was trained in how to deescalate stations with people who have developmental disabilities, his personnel jacket does show that he is trained in a number of other areas, including as a member of the SWAT team and as a volunteer member of the Strategic Action for Enhanced Enforcement and High Intense Visibility and Enforcement teams.
According to a performance review from August 2014, Aledda “productivity” is “consistently substantially above his peers.”
For example, in July of 2014, Aledda conducted 26 arrests, answered 82 calls for service and issued 138 traffic citations.
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UPDATE: 11:07 AM EST
According to multiple sources, Harper Lee, the author of “To Kill A Mockingbird” has died at age 89.
Lee died in her hometown of Monroeville, AL according to AL.com.
Lee won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1961 for “To Kill A Mockingbird” and lived a life that didn’t seek out the spotlight.
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Another weekend in Ireland calls for another day trip!
My roommates and I decided to make the journey to Northern Ireland to see Belfast City, Giant’s Causeway, and Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge as a quick getaway from Dublin.
Not leaving the island, but being in a different country was another thing I could check off my bucket list after our excursion to the United Kingdom.
We left Dublin with our Paddywagon tour and headed North!
The luck of the Irish was with us again as we got nearly perfect weather for a day, according to Northern Ireland standards.
Everything’s just better when the weather cooperates.
Our first stop was particularly exciting for me, as a huge Game of Thrones fan.
We got to see THE Dark Hedges on the King’s Road.
This iconic destination was beautiful regardless if you watch the show or not, but definitely a bonus for those of us with an obsession.
Back on the bus we continued on to the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge.
The bridge connects the mainland to Carrick Island.
It was originally built by fishermen so they could cast nets over the wide chasm; however, now it is purely a tourist attraction for the brave.
We watched as people crossed before us and the 100 feet drop didn’t seem to daunting.
The second I stepped on that bridge the 100 feet felt like 1000.
Once I got over initial fear of the height I was able to fully enjoy the views and they were spectacular.
Watering crashing below, cliffs on either side, and only wood and a few ropes under my feet is something I’ve never experienced.
Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge is a definite must-see of Northern Ireland.
The main attraction of our tour was Giant’s Causeway.
This place truly blew my mind.
There are over 40,000 basalt columns formed through volcanic burning and cooling.
The formations are reportedly 60 million years old and even have the legend of Finn McCool to try to explain the fanaticism of the site.
We hopped from rock to rock with the ocean in front of us and the mountains behind us.
It was a picturesque scene everywhere we looked.
This seems to be a common theme of my travels.
After two hours of climbing, sitting, and taking in the views we had to say goodbye to Giant’s Causeway.
Honestly still confused how volcanic rock can form into hexagons and be stacked so perfectly together.
We ended the day by getting a little time to explore Belfast City.
Steeped in history, we were overwhelmed by the city’s tumultuous past.
The effects of the Troubles are still seen today with conflict between the Protestants and Catholics of the city.
Regardless of the dangerous past of Belfast, the city center offered us a glimpse into the urban side of Northern Ireland.
It was a great ending to a great day. When you’re on an island as beautiful as I am, there’s no reason not to explore as much as possible.
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