Family outraged after learning police used son’s mug shot for target practice

Family outraged after learning police used son’s mug shot for target practice

A trip to a Florida gun range left a National Guard soldier in tears when the face of her own brother was found being used as target practice by Miami police.

The extremely disturbing sight, showing a then-18-year-old Woody Deant with bullet holes in his eye and forehead, joined several other booking photos entirely of African American men, Deant’s outraged family told NBC Miami.

Sgt. Valerie Deant, who plays clarinet in the National Guard’s 13th Army Band, said she broke down after spotting it last month among fellow soldiers. Then she called her brother.

“She said, ‘Oh my God they used you as target practice,'” he recalled that emotional phone call to NBC.

The booking photo of Deant was taken 15 years ago after he was arrested for drag racing. The race ended with two people dead and Deant serving four years behind bars.

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