Sincere Pierce, 18, was shot and killed by Orlando, Florida, deputies in November 2020.
Pierce was driving his girlfriend’s car. Deputies confused this car for a similar one that had been reported stolen. After shouting commands for the car, which was backing out of a driveway, allegedly toward a deputy, to stop, they began shooting. Pierce was fatally shot. State attorney announced his decision not to pursue criminal prosecution involving the use of deadly force by deputy.
In April 2021, Pierce’s family said their lawyer is preparing a federal lawsuit against the sheriff and a wrongful death lawsuit against the sheriff’s deputy, arguing that the officers did not have to shoot the 18-year-old who allegedly stole the car. The case is expected to go to trial in 2022.
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