Newly Released Dashcam Video Shows Cops Firing Fatal Shots Into Car Of 'Frightened' Black Florida Teens
Civil rights attorney Ben Crump has been brought on to represent the families and says he requested an investigation launched into the matter by the Justice Department.
November 20, 2020 at 9:07 pm
The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office in Florida is facing public backlash after it released dashcam footage from a police shooting that left two Black teenagers dead.
On Friday, Nov. 13, deputies intercepted A.J. Crooms, 16, and Sincere Pierce, 18, while responding to a report of a stolen car in Cocoa, Florida. Around 10:30 that morning, the teenagers were both fatally shot by officers after the driver, Crooms, sped away from a traffic stop, according to Miami-area news station WSVN.
The dashcam video released by the sheriff’s office shows the car turning into a driveway as it is being followed by patrol cars. When the teens’ car pulls into the driveway, the deputies get out of their vehicles, but the driver then backs out and tries to maneuver the car into a position to go around the police.