BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — The mother of a Brevard County teen is pleading for answers after he was shot by a Brevard County deputy last year.
Cynthia Green stood outside State Attorney Phil Archer’s office Tuesday demanding his office release the FDLE investigative report of the incident.
“I want justice, I want transparency, I want everything that’s coming to my baby because he didn’t deserve this,” Green said.
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Green’s son Sincere Pierce, along with 16-year-old Angelo Crooms, were shot by a Brevard deputy during a traffic stop last November near Cocoa.
At the time deputies said the car that Crooms and Pierce were in had fled from a traffic stop earlier.
Investigators say deputies were forced to open fire after the driver accelerated at the deputy despite being told several times to get out of the car.
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Green, who had seen deputies following the car, arrived on the scene just as the shooting began.
“Sure enough, as soon as I turned that corner, I saw them pulling in and jumping out the car with the guns,” she said.
Both teens died at the scene.
Deputies later released dashcam video that shows the 16-year-old driver backing out of the driveway and turning toward deputies.
Today our office issued a response to recent calls for comment on the review status of FDLE's investigation into the deaths of Sincere Pierce and Angelo Crooms on November 13, 2020. Read the statement here: https://t.co/ds7vkjDXmQ— State Attorney 18th Circuit FL (@SA18PIO) April 20, 2021
The case was turned over to FDLE, who then turned over their findings to State Attorney Phil Archer in February.
In a statement the state attorney office said:
“We have reached the final stages of our review and we will continue to maintain our policy of not discussing the case publicly while that process is underway.”
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Even though only one deputy fired his weapon, both deputies involved have been on paid administrative leave while the case is still under investigation.
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