April 21, 2021 - State Attorney Announces Decision in Use of Force Deaths - Angelo Crooms, Sincere Pierce

Today (Apr 21), State Attorney Phil Archer released an twelve page report (below) outlining his decision not to file criminal charges for the use of deadly force by Brevard County Sheriff’s Deputy JAFET SANTIAGO MIRANDA, that resulted in the deaths of 16 year old ANGELO CROOMS and 18 year old SINCERE PIERCE on November 13, 2020, on Stetson Drive in Cocoa.

State Attorney Archer detailed how the evidence and testimony provided by the FDLE and BCSO investigations, held insufficient evidence for the State to prove at trial that Deputy Santiago was not acting in self-defense, a legal justification for the use of deadly force.

In an effort to provide immediate access to materials that supported these findings the FDLE investigative summary, along with the original wide angle video and digitally enhanced in-car camera video from Deputy Santiago's patrol unit are all available below.

Additional public records in this case are immediately available for download, including the entire FDLE and BCSO investigative reports, interviews, photographs, and digital video. Media requests for access to these materials can be emailed to tabrown@sa18.org.






Todd Brown
Public Information &
(321) 617-7310
Office of the State Attorney
18th Judicial Circuit
2725 Judge Fran Jamieson
Way Building D
Viera, Fl. 32940

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