Florida Police Sergeant Fired Over Trayvon Martin Shooting Targets

Fellow officers thought the targets were "inappropriate"

be newsA Florida police sergeant was fired for allegedly bringing Trayvon Martin shooting targets he purchased off the Internet to a police station firearms training session, ABC reports.

Sgt. Ron King was with the Cape Canaveral Port Authority. On April 4, two fellow cops discovered King planned to use the Trayvon Martin shooting targets at their next exercise and they didn’t think it was appropriate. The next day, the officers informed the Port Authority Police Chief, who called in internal affairs. It’s unclear whether any of the targets were actually used.

“We want to apologize to the community and the family of Trayvon Martin,” John Walsh, CEO of the Cape Canaveral Port Authority told ABC. “We don’t feel that this is tolerable or acceptable in any level. It’s something that we’d never want the Port Authority to be involved in and we truly apologize to the families for the pain that they even had to hear about something like this and had to relive their son’s death again.”

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