Cop axed over Trayvon shooting targets
Monday, April 15, 2013    
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Martin family decries 'reprehensible'; behavior

(NEWSER– A Florida cop is out of a job following the less-than-brilliant decision to bring targets with Trayvon Martin's image to on-duty shooting practice. As CNNreports, Sgt. Ron King of the Port Canaveral Police Department brought a couple of the targets—which he apparently purchased online—to an April 4 training session and offered them to fellow officers, who declined. He was fired Friday after an internal review; a Canaveral Port Authority spokesman calls King's action "unacceptable," and says an apology to Trayvon's family is in the works. "Whether his act was hatred or stupidity, none is tolerable," he tells WFTV.

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