April 27, 2021 - SA Archer Releases Letters to Training Academies

Today (Apr 27), State Attorney Phil Archer released copies of letters sent to Eastern State and Seminole State Colleges as described in his report last week reviewing the use of deadly force by Brevard County Sheriff’s Deputy JAFET SANTIAGO in Cocoa on November 13, 2020.
The letters, which are identical and directed to the Chair of both programs stated in part, 
"As indicated in my statement, the role of my office in an officer involved use of deadly force case is very limited. We do not comment on agency policy, procedures and training requirements. However, I did express my concern in the statement for situations in which an officer is in a physical position where it becomes necessary to use deadly force to eliminate the threat from a moving vehicle.
I am requesting that you consider a review of the investigation in this incident to determine if there are any potential changes or modifications that may be appropriate to the training presented to the students in your law enforcement academy. A complete copy of all the materials in this investigation are on-line and free of charge."

View/Download Both Complete Letters

Todd Brown
Media 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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