Autism spectrum disorder

Florida Channel

A bill requiring autism awareness training for law enforcement officers is now heading to the House floor.

Screenshot of the Video provided by Charles Kinsey's attorney, Hilton Napolean.

A bill requiring autism awareness training for law enforcement officers is starting to move in both chambers of the Florida Legislature. It comes after a high profile incident that occurred in South Florida last year involving a black man, an autistic man, and law enforcement.

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Caught on cell phone videos and magnified by social media, law enforcement incidents dominate the news. Some Florida lawmakers are working on a host of measures to rebuild the relationship between police and the public.