Councilman discusses police-involved shooting in ‘virtual town hall’

NORTH MIAMI, FLA. (WSVN) - A North Miami councilman answered the community’s questions about a recent police-involved shooting during a meeting that was streamed on social media, Sunday night.

North Miami Councilman Scott Galvin hosted the “virtual town hall” that allowed residents to discuss the shooting of an unarmed caretaker with the city, July 18. “This entire city takes this situation very, very seriously,” said Galvin.

Investigators said Charles Kinsey was shot when he was trying to help his patient, Arnaldo Rios, a man with autism. Police said they thought the patient was holding a gun when it was actually a toy truck, adding they accidentally shot at Kinsey instead of Rios.