MEPs have paid administrative leave during the investigation
BREVARD COUNTY SHERIFF WAYNE IVEY: As some of you know, last Friday two of our MPs, Jafet Santiago-Miranda and Carson Hendren, were involved in a shooting that killed 16 year old Angelo Crooms and 18 year old Sincere Pierce, both members of our community . As you can clearly hear and see on the video recording (above), Deputy Santiago-Miranda repeatedly gives verbal commands, seven to be exact, so that the driver of the vehicle stops the car but the driver of the vehicle turns 16- One-year-old Angelo Crooms turns around and accelerates the vehicle in the direction of the deputy Santiago-Miranda, who was then forced to fire his service weapon to prevent the deadly threat from the car from hitting him.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The 18th District Attorney’s Office released a statement last week about the cocoa shooting that killed 16-year-old Angelo Crooms and 18-year-old Sincere Pierce.
“We would like to express our condolences to the family and friends of these two young men as they struggle with this painful tragedy,” said the 18th District Prosecutor’s Office.
“We understand and share their desire to know what happened and that every aspect of this incident be carefully considered.”
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has issued a statement that upon completion of their investigation into the use of lethal force by Brevard County MPs, they will submit their findings to the prosecutor for review.
“The prosecutor’s role in this investigation and in conducting our review is to determine whether there has been a criminal violation of Florida law, whether an individual can be held criminally responsible, and whether such criminal liability can be unequivocally established Dish. Our commitment to justice is the fundamental and guiding principle in any such decision. “
“We trust that the Florida Department of Law Enforcement will conduct a detailed and thorough investigation and we believe it is appropriate to finalize this process before further public comments are made.”
At present, both MPs involved in the shooting have paid administrative leave during the investigation, as is the case with all shooting investigations by officers.
Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey released a statement about the shootings a few days ago.
“While there are many more details and evidence to come about this tragic incident, such as the recovery of two firearms from the vehicle, it is currently an active and ongoing investigation, conducted by the Florida Department of Law, which anticipates the findings submitted to the prosecutor for review within the next 60-90 days.
In conclusion, I ask you to keep the family of the two young men in your thoughts and prayers, as well as our proxies, as an incident of this magnitude affects everyone, including our entire community! “
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