Lawsuit filed against Miami Police Department

Published On: Feb 22 2013 05:00:09 PM EST
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MIAMI -

The Fraternal Order of Police filed a lawsuit against the Miami Police Department, saying the department wrongly terminated one of its officers.

The city of Miami Police Department fired officer Reynaldo Goyos, a seven-year veteran, after its firearm review board ruled he violated the department's "Deadly Force Policy."

READ: FOP's news release

Goyos shot and killed Travis McNeil on Feb. 10, 2011 after a traffic stop.

The board ruled Goyos acted in violation of the "Deadly Force Policy" because no one was in imminent danger when the shooting happened. The board also ruled Goyos never should have approached the vehicle. No weapons were found on McNeil or Williams.

McNeil was one of seven African-American men killed by City of Miami Police officers during seven months in late 2010 and early 2011.

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