Suspended BSO deputy Kevin McClernon is facing charges of Aggravated Battery with a Firearm following an incident where he shot a man named Michael Hinsch in the leg. If convicted, Deputy McClernon faces a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison for the charge.
Does his case present a “Stand Your Ground” defense? Was the use of lethal force justified? Should Deputy McClernon enjoy immunity from prosecution? In this article we explain Florida’s Stand Your Ground law and how it applies in court.