A Florida police department is in hot water after it was caught using the mugshots of black men for target practice.
North Miami Beach Police apparently fired multiple shots on a Saturday in December at at least six different mug shots, NBC Miami reports reports. Sgt. Valerie Deant went to a local gun range last month when she found mugshots of black men peppered with bullet holes that are believed to have been used by the police department snipers.
Deant was even more upset because one of the faces belonged to her brother.
North Miami Beach Police Chief J. Scott Dennis told NBC Miami that his officers could have used better judgement but claimed that they did not racially profile.
The department has decided it will no longer use mugshots for target practice, the Washington Times reports.
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