Port Canaveral police sergeant has been fired after bringing targets
resembling Trayvon Martin to a police firearms training session.
terminated Sgt. Ron King after investigating the incident. Port
Canaveral Spokeswoman Rosalind Harvey said King brought the targets to a
gun range where officers were training about two weeks ago. Someone
reported the incident to Port authorities, who suspended and then fired
Harvey called the use of the target unprofessional and insensitive.
King had worked for Port Canaveral police since January 2011.
Attorney Benjamin Crump, who represents Martin's family, issued a statement indicating the family's view of the situation.
is absolutely reprehensible that a high-ranking member of the Port
Canaveral police, sworn to protect and serve Floridians, would use the
image of a dead child as target practice," the statement said. "Such a
deliberate and depraved indifference to this grieving family is