Family of teen killed in Brevard deputy-involved shooting plans to file lawsuits

Attorney disagrees with findings from state attorney’s office

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – Now that the state attorney’s office has decided not to file criminal charges against a Brevard County deputy who fatally shot two teens, the family of one of the victims is making plans to file a pair of lawsuits.

Attorney Natalie Jackson, who represents the family of 18-year-old Sincere Pierce, said they disagree with the decision to not prosecute Deputy Jafet Santiago-Miranda for shooting Pierce and 16-year-old Angelo “AJ” Crooms.

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Cynthia Green is Pierce’s adoptive mother and raised him since he was an infant.

“I’m going to keep going until I get what I deserve, until my son gets what he deserves, him and A.J.,” Green said.

Her ultimate goal is justice.

“This is not justice this is murder. That’s what it is, it’s murder,” Green said.

Jackson plans to announce the filing of a wrongful death lawsuit against the deputy involved in the shooting and a federal lawsuit against the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office.


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