Angelo Crooms (16) And Sincere Pierce (18) were shot and killed by Florida sheriff’s deputy Deputy Jafet Santiago-Miranda on November 13. This is a catalog of ongoing developments in the case.
Video of Crooms and Pierce Shooting, released by Brevard County Sheriff’s Office:
Families Demand Investigation Into Shooting. “The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating the Nov. 13 shooting of the teenagers, Angelo Crooms, 16, and Sincere Pierce, 18, both of Cocoa, Fla., Jessica Cary, a department spokeswoman, said on Friday. She declined to discuss details, citing the need to protect the integrity of the investigation.” [NY Times]
George Floyd Attorney Ben Crump Involved In Case. “Civil rights attorney Ben Crump spoke in Cocoa on Saturday, demanding justice in the death of two teens killed by a deputy after they refused to comply during a traffic stop.” [Fox 35]
Jafet Santiago-Miranda Was Put On Leave For Threatening Someone’s Life. “News 6 partner Florida Today reports that records also show Deputy Jafet Santiago-Miranda was placed on administrative leave by the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office in April following allegations he threatened a person with whom his wife — a Titusville police officer — was reportedly having an affair, reportedly telling her that the individual needed to “wear a bulletproof vest.”” [Click Orlando]
Police Claim The Teens Were Shot Because They Drove A Car At An Officer. “The two deputies gave several commands to the two teenagers but in vain. “The driver of the vehicle, 16 year old Angelo Crooms turns and accelerates the vehicle towards Deputy Santiago-Miranda who was then forced to fire his service weapon in an attempt to stop the deadly threat of the car from crashing into him,” Sheriff Wayne Ivey said in a Facebook post.” [WION]