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Florida police sergeant fired over use of ‘Trayvon Martin’ shooting target

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A Florida police sergeant was fired for offering Trayvon Martin shooting targets to his colleagues, authorities said Saturday.

Sgt. Ron King of Port Canaveral Police Department was fired Friday after two officer allegedly refused to use the targets for firearm training. One of those officers filed a complaint against him, which prompted an internal review.


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Trayvon Martin Shooting Targets Were 'No-Shoot' Tools, Fired Cop Says

A Port Canaveral, Fla., Port Authority police officer who was fired for bringing shooting targets bearing a likeness of Trayvon Martin to a weapons training session said in a video posted online that his intentions for how the targets were to be used have been misunderstood. [lol]

“I would like to start my statement by first apologizing to the family of Trayvon Martin for being used as a pawn in somebody’s political agenda,” Sgt. Ron King said in a video posted on YouTube.


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