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
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.