The overwhelming use of pressure is being questioned after aled to a deadly shootout with police. It began when two males, who the FBI mentioned had been already wanted for two related heists close to Miami, robbed a jewellery retailer and hijacked a UPS van.
After a 23-mile chase, the officers opened fire when the gunmen shot at them, leaving drivers in rush-hour traffic panicked and scrambling.
The 2 males who police stated robbed the jewellery retailer had been killed. However so was 70-year-old Richard Cutshaw, who was waiting in his automobile on the intersection. The U.S.driver who was taken hostage,, was also killed.
Ordonez was father of two daughters, ages three and 5. Now his stepfather is criticizing the officers’ actions.
“They disregard the hostage, they disregard for the folks around the scene. They went out there just like the old West,” mentioned Joe Merino.
Miami-Dade’s police director, Juan Perez, defined why officers needed to move in on the suspects, saying the suspects weren’t just fleeing, they were being violent and “confronting officers shooting at them.”
However Manny Orosa, who was Miami-Dade’s police chief from 2011 to 2015, questions the tactic given the variety of civilians and the hostage.
“In case you’re shooting right into a truck and you do not have a clear vision of who you are shooting at, you do not just shoot on the truck,” Orosa stated.
It is not clear but who fired the shots that killed the U.S.driver and the innocent bystander. An entire investigation might take months, even years. The Miami-Dade officers who opened fire have been positioned on administrative leave, which is normal during a lot of these investigations.