MIAMI (AP) — A Florida police officer accused of shooting and wounding a severely autistic man's caretaker is facing another trial.
Prosecutors in South Florida said Wednesday that they'll retry Jonathan Aledda.
Earlier this month, the North Miami police officer was acquitted on a misdemeanor negligence count. A second negligence charge and two counts of attempted manslaughter resulted in a hung jury. A mistrial was declared on those three charges.
Aledda testified at trial that he thought Arnaldo Rios Soto had a gun and was holding his caretaker, Charles Kinsey, hostage. It turned out Rios was holding a toy truck.
Authorities said Kinsey was lying in the street with his arms upraised, begging police not to shoot.
The incident gained national attention after it was partially captured on a bystander's video.