|Published:||Jan 30, 2013 6:15 PM EST|
|Updated:||Jan 30, 2013 6:15 PM EST|
MIAMI (AP) - A Miami police officer has been fired for the controversial 2011 shooting of a motorist in the city's Little Haiti section.
The department announced Wednesday that Officer Reynaldo Goyos had been terminated because his discharge of firearm on Feb. 10, 2011 was found to be unjustified.
Officials say Goyo shot Travis McNeil after McNeil reached down for something during a traffic stop. No weapon was found.
The Miami Herald (http://hrld.us/YFet6e ) reports that McNeil's shooting was one of seven involving black men in a seven-month span in inner-city Miami neighborhoods under then-Chief Miguel Exposito, who was eventually fired for disobeying the city manager.
No criminal charges were filed against Goyo. The Miami-Dade County State Attorney's office concluded in June that Goyo had a reasonable fear that McNeil may have been reaching for a gun.
Information from: The Miami Herald, http://www.herald.com
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