Transcript for Police Officer Fired for Using Trayvon Martin Shooting Targets
Let's start with the disturbinew twist he trayvon martin case. A local police officer in florida has been fired after witnesses say he brought shooting targets with martin's image on them to a firearm's training exercise. Abc's matt gutman is on the story. Reporter: A cape canaveral police officer has been fired for bringing these targets to a shooting range in florida. Others are accusing me of something I didn't do. Reporter: This is the officer. He had a target in the back of his car and offered it to two other officers. Reporter: According to the mortified ceo of the port authority, john walsh, fellow cops disgusted with the choice of targets, turned king in. King has not been charged request any crime. And so far, has not appealed his termination. I would like to start my statement by apologizing for the family of trayvon martin. Reporter: In the six-minute address, the man claims, he intended to use the targets, that were never fired upon, of an example of what not to shoot at. I use it for training. Reporter: The alleged use of the target, sold last may, has re-ignited tensions less than two months before zimmerman's second-degree murder trial is set to begin. For "good morning america," matt gutman, abc news, miami.
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