Saturday, April 13, 2013

Florida Cop Fired For Having Trayvon Martin Shooting Target

Trayvon Martin shooting target
This is probably what the targets looked like.
Source: Huffington Post
April 13, 2013 - A police sergeant in Port Canaveral, Florida was fired in the wake of being accused of having shooting targets with the likeness of shooting victim Trayvon Martin. Port Canaveral is about 60 minutes away from Sanford, Florida, where Martin was fatally shot by George Zimmerman in February 2012.

Sergeant Ron King was fired on Friday "after he brought Trayvon Martin shooting targets to a firearms training session," reports WFTV-9.

Trayvon Martin
King was supervising a training session at the Brevard Community College campus in Cocoa on April 4. King purchased the targets on the internet, Port officials told WFTV.

King, reports reports WTVM-9, is alleged to have offered two targets with Martin's likeness to two other officers at the training session. King and the two officers were all on duty at the time. The two officers said that they refused to use the targets.