MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Jury selection is underway in the second trial of the North Miami police officer accused of the 2016 shooting of the caretaker of a man with autism.
On Monday, officer Jonathan Aledda rejected a plea deal that included one-year probation and giving up his law enforcement credential, but no jail time.READ MORE: 'Primary Goal Is Active Shooter Response': Miami-Dade Police Priority Response Team Trains For Whatever Comes Its Way
During his first trial in March, jurors acquitted him of one misdemeanor but were deadlocked on the other charges.READ MORE: Rojas Homers And Gets 3 Hits As Marlins Beat Nationals 5-1
The man with autism had been holding a toy truck, and Aledda claimed he thought it was a weapon.
Aledda is accused of shooting a caretaker who had been on his back with both arms extended.MORE NEWS: Companies Ask For Rate Hikes In Virtual Hearings With Florida’s Office Of Insurance Regulation
Aledda is the first police officer since 1989 to be prosecuted in Miami-Dade for an on-duty shooting.