Coral Gables Police Department Kicks Off Autism Awareness Month With A Special Show Of Support

CBS4 Photojournalist Rafael Murciano got a look at the new vehicle they unveiled Thursday morning.

Video Transcript

- Also, new at 6:00, April is Autism Awareness Month. The Coral Gables Police Department, in partnership with Crystal Academy, kicked off the month with a special show of support designed to educate. CBS4 photojournalist Rafael Murciano shows us the new vehicle they unveiled this morning.

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- My brother, at the age of two, he was diagnosed with autism. It means the world to me and as well my family that I get to use a great tool to spread awareness and education throughout the city of Coral Gables.

- We always educated him not only to have special attention with his brother, but to be compassionate as well with everyone.

- I can't be prouder of the men and women of my department and all law enforcement of South Florida. Because the same people that are driving SWAT trucks and big SUVs and things like that are the same officers day in and day out that are driving cars like this because it means something.

- He's taught us a lot about how to look at his disability. And not look at it as a disability, but an ability. In his circle, with his brother, it really made him grow socially and really accept society.

- But to see him with his car and spread that education, that inclusion, to a community is certainly an honor.

- You got the coolest car in the city right now. How do you feel about that?

- It's good.