The award-winning North Miami cop who shot a man laying on the ground with his hands in the air last month, only to later claim he was trying to shoot the man’s autistic companion for wielding a toy truck – which the cop confused for a gun – was deemed a potential problem cop on his job application in 2012.
But warning signs usually turn into welcoming signs in our nation’s police departments, which is why they hired Jonathan Aledda anyway.
Not only did he have a criminal record for shoplifting, according to WSVN, a psychological review read: “There was one mild to moderate deficit noted: lack of tolerance: Possible characteristics include judgmental; argumentative; critical; challenging; rigid; stubborn.”
In other words, he fit the perfect profile of the cops we know today.
That is why we should not be surprised that he opened fire on Charles Kinsey , who was laying on his back with his hands in the air on July 20, after police confronted the caretaker and his autistic patient, a 23-year-old man with the mind of a child who enjoyed playing with his toy truck.
However, he claimed he shot Kinsey in the name of safety; an attempt to save him from the lethal shots of the toy truck held by the autistic patient.
Somehow, Aledda, through his rigorous police training, was convinced the truck was a gun, even though Kinsey kept telling officers it was a toy.
But this is a man diagnosed as having a lack of tolerance and known to be argumentative as well as being judgmental, critical, challenging, rigid and stubborn.
Not exactly the kind of person you would want training a gun on your autistic relative.
He also was arrested for shoplifting a pack of sports cards from Target in 2007 at the age of 21, for which he ended up paying a fine.
That was enough for a high-ranking North Miami police officer to ask that he be removed from the applicant eligibility list.
But he was hired anyway, winning awards along the way as cops tend to do in elementary school fashion.
A man who came with warning signs. not only shooting when he did not have to shoot, but striking an unintended target, luckily not killing him. All in the name of safety.