CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - It wasn't hard to miss Reuben Galindo's wife Asucena with tears in her eyes, telling chief Kerr Putney what she went through the night her husband was killed.
Asucena told Chief Putney "police - in what she witnessed - acted with fear.” She continued telling Putney that she spoke to officers that day who tell her they are trained to shoot in the largest area.
"We train our officer to shoot for the largest target and again, I am sorry for your loss," Chief Putney said to her.
Chief Putney called the meeting to answer questions head on. Galindo's shooting has the Hispanic community second guessing whether or not they can trust police, will see justice for him, and also left them wondering if one of them might be next.
"I see there is a miscommunication between 911 and the police that were dispatched. The translation there was some issues there where he was letting them know that the gun he had there were not bullets he was trying to be cooperative," said Chief Putney.
"I can assure you, when you invite us to do a seminar and nobody has a gun when they encounter us, you will leave with a different perspective of us as people and no one will be harmed, I give you my word," Chief Putney said.
Galindo's wife says she hopes Chief Putney learns from this and can avoids another shooting.
"We have to be open to reform, we are not perfect I wish we were. we are not even close but our officers are trying to improve,” he finished.