Miami-Dade Cop Shoots Unarmed 15-Year-Old on Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving Day dispute leads to officer involved shooting

A south Florida cop shot a unarmed teenager on a day when people spend time and eat with their families.

Miami-Dade Officer Ronald Neubauer is the officer that shot the teenager on Thanksgiving Day at noon during a domestic disturbance.

In fact, this is Neubauer's second shooting this year alone. In March Neubauer shot at a disoriented motorist that possessed a taser.

According to the Washington Post, on Nov. 22 Miami-Dade officers were called to a foster home on 30120 SW 146th Ave. The call was reference a 15-year-old foster child that was becoming violent with his guardians. The teen is bi-polar and officers were trying to remove him from the home.

The teen was very large and a physical altercation began.

It was then that Neubauer shot the teen in the lower torso. No weapon was found on the teen.

The teenager is currently in stable condition at Kendall Regional Medical Center. Miami-Dade Police Director Juan Perez said he has “more questions than answers” about why the officer fired his weapon.

Law-enforcement sources say they are exploring the possibility that the officer fired his weapon accidentally. Although Neubauer has yet to give a statement to agents, so far, there is no evidence that the teen did anything to put the cop’s life in peril.

Neubauer is a 28-year Miami-Dade police veteran, he has been placed on administrative duty per the Thanksgiving shooting.

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Agent76
Agent76

Feb 5, 2015 What Happened to the 'Peace Officer'?

The concept of the “peace officer” is a myth. Those so-called "peace officers" were, like today’s police, enforcing arbitrary legislation, operating based on the claimed legal right to do things wrong for you or me, and subsisting on stolen money.

Bill Gray
Bill Gray

Without all of the facts, I am not about to defend the cop, not using other than lethal weapons or going to using the gun. I do want to point out that facing a large and angry 15 year old may not be a walk in the park. My wife was a teacher who worked wonders with difficult kids. Because of that she was always assigned to the "Sweat Hogs." One day, a large 12 year old girl was having a bad day and kicked my wife in the knee. In an instant her career was over. Twenty years and multiple surgeries later, she is in constant pain and has more meds than some pharmacies. Cops are not big on taking chances. Follow their orders and hash it out later with formal complaints, statements to the press, to the town council and in court. Pierce a bad cop's qualified immunity if you can and take everything he's got. Don't get shot or killed because you are having a bad day.

StevenThomas
StevenThomas

2 strikes against this Tyrant Thug who has no common sense! If he remains in Law Enforcement there is no doubt that he will eventually kill someone. Looks like he should be locked up as a Public Safety Threat!

Shin
Shin

"The teen is bi-polar and officers were trying to remove him from the home." If that statement was from the police, I would think that that is a violation of privacy. The kid is a minor and that is a medical condition. There may be some court document or police report that says he's bi polar, but usually releasing the medical records of a minor would be a violation of privacy, if the police do it.

Nick Nitro
Nick Nitro

The system loves to protect these guys.

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