- The Washington Times - Sunday, April 14, 2013

Officials confirmed Saturday that a Florida policeman accused of bringing Trayvon Martin targets in for shooting practice was fired.

Port Canaveral Sgt. Ron King was terminated from the police department on Friday, according to Interim Chief Executive Officer John Walsh.

“Whether his act was hatred or stupidity, none is tolerable,” Mr. Walsh told WFTV. “He had a target in the back of his car and offered it to two other officers with the port.”

It’s undetermined if any of the targets were actually used. Mr. Walsh told reporters the sergeant purchased the targets on the Internet.

“Using a dead child’s image as target practice is reprehensible,” Benjamin L. Crump, an attorney for the Martin family, said in a statement.

• Jessica Chasmar can be reached at jchasmar@washingtontimes.com.

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