Man suffering mental episode shot by Lake County deputy following reports of a trespasser, report shows
Body camera video and witness accounts show a man with bipolar disorder shot by deputies Sunday had called his sister for help hours before he was reported wandering on wooded, private property in Lake County.
Orange-Osceola state attorney creates new policy for officer-involved shooting review
Prosecutors with the State Attorney’s Office in the Ninth Judicial Circuit, covering Orange and Osceola counties, will independently investigate police officer or deputy-involved shootings in addition to the review conducted by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
FDLE turns over investigation into Brevard deputy-involved shooting of 2 teens to prosecutors
BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – State investigators have turned over their findings to prosecutors regarding the deputy-involved shooting that resulted in the death of two teens shot in a Cocoa neighborhood in November. In the days after the Nov. 13 shooting, Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey said two deputies were attempting to conduct a traffic stop of what they believed to be a stolen car. On Feb. 5, the FDLE turned over its investigative findings to the Brevard County State Attorneys Office. [RELATED: Sheriff: Brevard deputy ‘forced to fire,’ fatally shooting 2 teens in car]The 18th Judicial Circuit State Attorney’s Office confirmed they are in receipt of the FDLE investigative findings regard the use of deadly force by Santiago-Miranda. Dash camera video released by the sheriff showed the two deputies attempting to stop the vehicle and yelling “stop” seven or more times before the shooting.
’Why was the first thing to shoot?’ Community mourns Cocoa teens killed in deputy-involved shooting
COCOA, Fla. – The families of two Cocoa teenagers are grieving and demanding answers after both died last week in a deputy-involved shooting in Cocoa. Despite the release of the deputy’s names and some video, the community held a rally and vigil for the teens in Cocoa on Wednesday, demanding more transparency from the sheriff. Family and community members came out Nov. 18, 2020 in Cocoa to hold a vigil for two teens killed in a deputy-involved shooting. (Image: Jerry Askin/WKMG) (WKMG 2020)Family of both teens have hired notable civil rights attorney Ben Crump to represent them. The Sheriff’s Office is still investigating whether the vehicle the teens were in was the suspected stolen vehicle.
Sheriff: Brevard deputy ‘forced to fire,’ fatally shooting 2 teens in car
BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey says one of his deputies was “forced to fire” on a car in a Cocoa neighborhood, fatally shooting a 16-year-old and 18-year-old last week. The sheriff’s office didn’t confirm the deaths of 18-year-old Sincere Pierce and 16-year-old Angelo “AJ” Crooms until Monday. The sheriff’s office declined to identify the deputies involved and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement also declined, saying that would need to come from the sheriff’s office. [RELATED: Civil rights attorney Ben Crump representing families of teens killed in Brevard deputy shooting]Investigators said the vehicle was first observed at Clearlake Road and Dixon Boulevard and moments later in the area of Ivy Street. According to the Ivey, Santiago-Miranda has been employed with the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office since February 2017, Hendren has been employed with the sheriff’s office since June 2018.
2 teens killed in Brevard deputy shooting; few details about what led to gunfire
COCOA, Fla. – Three days after a Brevard County deputy-involved shooting in Cocoa, the sheriff’s office has confirmed two teenagers were killed during the incident. Few details were released by the Sheriff’s Office, Cocoa police or the Florida Department of Law Enforcement on Nov. 13 after gunfire erupted in a Cocoa neighborhood around 10:30 a.m. The sheriff’s office didn’t confirm the deaths of 18-year-old Sincere Pierce and 16-year-old Angelo “AJ” Crooms until Monday. “At that time a deputy involved shooting incident occurred,” a news release from the sheriff’s office reads. The sheriff’s office has not released the name of the deputy who opened fire.
New body camera video doesn’t offer insight into what led to deputy fatally shooting Salaythis Melvin
That warrant was not for Melvin and deputies did not know who he was, even asking his name in the body camera video. The Sheriff’s Office said its records department is going through more than 10 hours of body worn camera footage surrounding the shooting before it can be made public. I was just involved in an officer-involved shooting,” Montiel says to someone while speaking on his radio. On Thursday, the sheriff’s office released more video showing the aftermath of the shooting. He said they also plan to sue the Sheriff’s Office and are demanding policy changes.
Protesters march near Florida Mall where 22-year-old was fatally shot by deputy
ORLANDO, Fla. – About 100 protesters took to the streets around Florida Mall on Friday, demanding answers in the deputy-involved shooting death of Salaythis Melvin. The Florida Mall shut down early Friday ahead of a planned protest. He and the other protesters who gathered called on the Orange County Sheriff’s Office to criminally charge the deputy who fired his weapon. “We need the sheriff, we need the Orange County mayor, we need all of them to take direct action,” he said. Orange County Sheriff’s Office deputies are ordering the protesters to leave the roadway and disperse immediately.
‘Make them think twice:’ Family of man killed by Orange County deputy demands policy changes
That warrant was not for Melvin and deputies did not know who he was, even asking his name in the body camera video. Melvin died of a single gunshot wound to the back, according to the Sheriff’s Office. “Sheriff Mina, is this a good policy to have unmarked vehicles and unmarked officers, serving arrest warrants?” Haynes asked. A spokesperson for the sheriff’s Office said they were notified Tuesday the FDLE completed its last initial interview. News 6 asked the sheriff’s office to explain the process it took to release the videos and we’re waiting for a response.
Body camera video shows deputy shooting man in back at Florida Mall
According to an arrest affidavit, Orange County Sheriff’s Office Agent James Montiel opened fire on Salaythis Melvin, 22, on Aug. 7 outside the Florida Mall. The video released on Tuesday is too far away to show if Melvin has a weapon in his hands. Carlus Haynes and Bradley Laurent, the attorneys representing Melvin’s mother, have been asking the Sheriff’s Office to release body camera video from the deputy who shot Melvin and those who were in the area. Audio begins recording once the camera is activated, according to the Sheriff’s Office. The first video showing Melvin, shows law enforcement officers approaching a group in the parking lot and Melvin running away.
Demonstrators call for Orange County deputy’s body camera video to be released
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – A group of demonstrators walked in front of cars in a busy Orange County intersection Friday afternoon calling for the Sheriff’s Office to release body camera video from the deputy who fatally shot a 22-year-old in the back last week. The deputy drew his firearm and told Melvin to drop his gun but Melvin instead ran, according to the affidavit. Melvin’s family and friends have demanded answers and asked the Sheriff’s Office to release video from the deputy’s body camera. On Friday, protesters on Orange Blossom Trail carried signs and wore T-shirts with Melvin’s photo demanding the video to be released. Demonstrators inside Florida Mall demand the release of body camera video showing a fatal deputy-involved shooting.
Former Daytona police officer identified as suspect in Virginia deputy-involved shooting
WYTHE COUNTY, Va. – A former Daytona Beach police officer is accused of shooting two Wythe County, Virginia deputies on Tuesday night, reports News 6 partner WSLS 10 News. Delk was a police officer in Daytona Beach, Florida, from Feb. 24, 2008, to March 23, 2011, according to the Daytona Beach Police Department. Even though both Wythe County deputies, Chief Deputy Charles Foster and Deputy Chris Coleman, survived, Sheriff Keith Dunagan said it could have easily taken a turn for the worst. Left to Right: Chief Deputy Charles Foster and Deputy Chris Coleman (Wythe County Sheriff's Office)“On his back, about two inches from his spine,” explained Dunagan. Although Foster is feeling well, he will not return to work until Virginia State Police finishes its investigation of the deputy-involved shooting.
Brevard man lied about carjacking leading to deputy-involved shooting, investigators say
Sheriff’s Office investigators have since determined the report of a carjacking was not true, according to an arrest report. Officials with the Sheriff’s Office said they believe Lightsey wanted to stage a carjacking in order to get out of the rental car payment. After being shot multiple times, Dixon was later booked into the Brevard County Jail, officials said. According to a news release, Ferrante has been a member of the Sheriff’s Office since November 2002. The shooting was the second Brevard County deputy-involved shooting of the year.
Off-duty deputy’s daughter called 911 after mom shot ax-wielding intruder
APOPKA, Fla. – A 13-year-old girl called 911 moments after her mother, an off-duty Orange County deputy, shot a man who smashed an ax through the back door of their Apopka home, according to an arrest report. The off-duty deputy said she heard her children screaming as she ran to get her department-issued firearm. After she shot Thayer, Erwin told one of her children to grab her handcuffs. “I hear my door slammed and by the time I look over to my stairs, there’s somebody at the top of my stairs,” John said. “Me and him started wrestling and I’m like, ‘Get out of my house’ and I pushed him down the stairs,” John said.
Florida sheriff rips lawmakers after deputies use deadly force to kill attacker
Woods said Perez was involved in a similar attack on firefighters in South Florida in 2014. Woods said Perez, armed with a very large knife, charged at the deputies in an unprovoked attack. Outstanding,” Woods said. “Bills being introduced that tell deputies what they can and can’t do when it comes to deadly force (are absurd). “My deputies came close to losing their lives,” Woods said.
Deputies shoot, kill knife-wielding man near The Villages
Deputies shoot, kill knife-wielding man near The VillagesPublished: January 15, 2020, 1:24 pmTwo Marion County sheriff’s deputies shot and killed a knife-wielding man near The Villages after he attacked them simply because they were law enforcement officers, according to authorities.
‘Evil raised its head:’ Deputies shoot, kill knife-wielding man near The Villages
THE VILLAGES, Fla. – Two Marion County sheriff’s deputies shot and killed a knife-wielding man near The Villages after he attacked them simply because they were law enforcement officers, according to authorities. “It was a quiet Tuesday night and evil raised its head when you least expect it,” Bloom said. “An evil man pulled up with every intention to kill them.”Bloom said the deputies tried to retreat before fighting back and using deadly force. A motive for the attack is unknown, and Bloom said the man did not have any known criminal background. “It appears they were attacked because they were deputies in marked patrol cars.”Bloom said the deputies rendered first aid to the man after shooting him.