Grand jury does not recommend charges after deadly deputy-involved shooting

OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. — A grand jury said deputies should not have killed a man when they moved in to arrest him at a Target in Osceola County.


The deadly deputy-involved shooting happened in 2022.

Also, the jury did not recommend charges against the deputies who fired their weapons.

Instead, they blame the shooting on the department’s policies and a lack of training.

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The shooting happened after teenagers stole Pokémon cards and pizza from the Target.

Deputies planned for 20 minutes to box their getaway car in and, according to a report, executed it poorly without regard to bystanders’ safety or discussing whether it was an appropriate use of force for a misdemeanor.

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The grand jury also criticized deputies for planning the block before knowing a crime had been committed.

the grand jury also criticized deputies for not turning any body cameras on.

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Since the shooting, the agency has changed several policies.

The changes include limiting when deputies can block a vehicle in and preventing deputies from getting out of their cars until the suspect begins cooperating.

See more in the video above.

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