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NORTH MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Several dozen community activists took to the streets of North Miami Monday afternoon to demand justice in the police shooting of Charles Kinsey.
The activists stopped traffic at North Dixie Highway and NE 125 Street.
They marched around the intersection, held signs and called for criminal charges against North Miami Police Officer Jonathan Aledda.
Aledda is being investigated for shooting Kinsey – a behavioral assistant – who was dealing with an autistic patient when he was shot.
Cellphone video showed Kinsey lying on the ground with his arms up. A short time later the officer shot him in the leg.
The officer – Aledda – has been placed on administrative leave with pay but the group of activists fear the officer will not be held accountable.
“They tell us to be patient. They give us 30, 60 days and they come back with her same thing – not guilty, no indictment. We’re tired of waiting now. We do not trust the process,” said community activist Valencia Gunder.
Miami-Dade’s State Attorney’s Office said they are working diligently on the Kinsey case and that these types of investigations take time and careful review.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) is also investigating the shooting.