Protesters Assail FL Deputies’ Killing of Two Teenagers


After days of mounting strain from neighborhood leaders, elected officers and others,  a Florida sheriff launched a dashcam video exhibiting the deputy-involved deadly capturing of two teenagers, reports USA Today. Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey launched the video and recognized the officers who carried out the capturing as Deputies Jafet Santiago-Miranda and Carson Hendren. Each had been positioned on administrative go away because the Florida Division of Legislation Enforcement investigates the case. Ivey stated the deputies “had been making an attempt to conduct a follow-up investigation on what they believed was a potential stolen automotive that had only recently fled from one other deputy.”

Group activists gathered in Cocoa, Fl., on Wednesday to attract consideration to what they stated has been a scarcity of transparency and accountability from the Brevard County Sheriff’s Workplace in final Friday’s capturing. The protesters wished “to convey consciousness and to focus on (police) brutality in our neighborhood and to permit the general public to know that there’s a power sickness that continues to plague our neighborhood and we need to eradicate it,” stated Robert Johnson, a longtime civil rights chief and proponent of regulation enforcement reform. Civil rights legal professional Benjamin Crump represents the households within the deaths of the 2 teenagers, Honest Pierce, 18, and A.J. Crooms, 16. Days after the deaths of the 2 teenagers and earlier than Ivey’s launch of the video, members of the family had been in mourning and nonetheless in search of solutions.