Cocoa City Council to draft letter to State Attorney on teen shooting case

State Attorney received FDLE investigation findings on Feb. 5

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COCOA, Fla. – Cynthia Green made an impassioned plea as she broke down in tears at Cocoa City Hall Tuesday evening asking for justice in the death of her son, who was one of two teens fatally shot by a Brevard County sheriff’s deputy during a traffic stop last year.

“I want to know why I haven’t heard anything from the Sheriff’s (Office),” Green told city officials. “I want to know what my people are doing to help us. I need a little help here. I can’t do it by myself.”

Green’s adoptive son, 18-year-old Sincere Pierce, and his friend Angelo “A.J.” Crooms, 16, were killed in an encounter with a sheriff’s deputy Nov. 13, 2020. Florida Department of Law Enforcement officials conducted an outside investigation into the case and forwarded their findings to State Attorney Phil Archer Feb. 5, News 6 partner Florida Today reported.

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Archer’s office has yet to announce a decision on whether to file charges in the case, causing frustration and confusion among family members like Green.

“I don’t care if it takes my last dime, I’m going to make sure my son gets the justice he deserves,” Green told City Council members Tuesday through tears and sobs.

Mayor Michael Blake and others explained to Green that Cocoa city government has no authority to compel an answer from the State Attorney’s Office, but said they wanted to help.