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By John Vibes | Free Thought Project
MIAMI, FL — A Florida International University Police Officer was recently suspended after firing a gun inside of a Miami-Dade police training facility.
According to CBS 4 News, Officer Joe Mesa was at the gun range at the Miami-Dade Police Department’s training facility on Tuesday morning when he fired off several shots after someone else in the facility made a comment that upset him. Witnesses reported the officer fired randomly into the air, shooting the gun about 5 times.
“On October 28, one of our FIU police officers while at a training exercise at the Miami-Dade Police Department’s Training Bureau, discharged his firearm in the air, not in part of a training exercise. Nobody one from Miami-Dade Police Department was involved in this in any shape or form in this incident. This just seems to be an isolated action by an isolated individual,” Police Chief Alexander Casas said in a statement.
“The officer has been relieved of duty and we are going to conduct our investigation. For all intent and purposes, he is not a police officer while he is relieved of duty. He will not take any action as a police officer,” Casas added.