MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A Miami Police officer has been fired for the shooting death of an unarmed man in Little Haiti in February 2011.
According to Miami Police Chief Manuel Orosa, Detective Reynaldo Goyos was terminated for violating the “Deadly Force Policy” in the death of Travis McNeil during a traffic stop.
The City of Miami Firearms Review Board concluded Det. Goyos’ discharge of his department issued Glock firearm was unjustified and that when the shooting took place he was not in imminent danger of death or serious physical injury.
Travis McNeil was shot Feb. 10th, 2011. Det. Goyos was working an undercover detail with law enforcement officials from various agencies outside the ‘Take One Lounge’.
According to the Review Board report, during the traffic stop, Goyos approached the driver’s side and was heard to command McNeil to “show him his hands” and then “don’t do it.” Goyos then fired his gun three times, striking McNeil once and killing him. Williams was struck twice but survived his injuries.
No weapon was found in the car, only two cell phones on the driver’s side floor board, according to the Firearms Review Board report...(click pic to continue reading)