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Miami Dade Prosecutor Charges Police Officer In High-Profile Shooting

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Screenshot of the Video provided by Charles Kinsey's attorney, Hilton Napolean.
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A North Miami police officer is facing charges for shooting a behavioral therapist in high-profile incident last year.

Miami Dade County’s prosecutor is charging Officer Jonathan Alleda with one count of attempted manslaughter and one count of culpable negligence.  The former is a third degree felony.  Alleda shot Charles Kinsey while the man attempted to treat a mentally disabled patient who had left a group home.  The incident grabbed attention nationwide because Kinsey was shot while lying prone on the ground and holding both hands in the air.