Cop fired for 'Trayvon Martin' targets, defends actions

The Sg. and firearms instructor claims the targets were meant to be used as training aids for "no-shoot" situations


By Melissa Gray
CNN.com

PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. — The Florida police sergeant fired for possessing shooting targets resembling Trayvon Martin defended himself Sunday and said the targets were meant to be used as training aids for "no-shoot" situations.

Sgt. Ron King was fired from his job as a firearms instructor for the Port Canaveral Police Department on Friday after an internal review determined he possessed the paper targets and offered them to fellow officers for use during a firearms training session earlier this month.

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