October 23rd, 2013
09:21 AM ET

Officers Cleared in Shooting of Unarmed Florida Man

A Florida grand jury this week found that two deputies in Pensacola should not be criminally charged in the wounding of an unarmed man, who was shot at 15 times while he was in his own driveway.

Roy Middleton, 60, was hit by two of those rounds in his legs. A metal rod had to be placed inside his left leg, which was shattered.

He spoke to CNN exclusively in August.

"How do I feel about what happened? How would anybody feel getting shot?" Middleton asked.

Middleton's attorney, Lorenzo Williams, told CNN on Wednesday that his client was distraught over the grand jury decision.

"This will not preclude Mr. Middleton from moving forward with a civil action," he said.

Meanwhile, the office of the state attorney says the grand jury met over a three-day period and heard testimony from numerous witnesses before making this decision, reports CNN’s Pamela Brown.

“The grand jury already returned a report making recommending to the Escambia County Sheriff's Office regarding training and procedures.”


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