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Miami Cop Reinstated After Shooting Unarmed Man

A hashtag from the NYPD requesting pictures of police officers results in images of alleged police brutality.

A detective who was fired last year after shooting an unarmed Black man has been reinstated by the Miami Police Department. 

Reynaldo Goyos reportedly shot and killed Travis McNeil, 28, in 2011 as he and a friend sat in a car after a brief police chase, The Root reports. The friend was wounded. 

Goyos was fired after Police Chief Manuel Orosa said the shooting was “unjustified” and “inconsistent.”

However, Goyos’ firing was overturned Friday after an arbitrator who reviewed the case “ordered the department to return him to his job no later than Aug. 13, with full back pay.”

“We aren’t cowards,” Sgt. Javier Ortiz, president of Miami’s Fraternal Order of Police, said in support of the decision. 

Last year, an investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice ruled that police “had engaged in a pattern of excessive force in violation of the U.S. Constitution.”

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