Skip to comments.Fatal shooting by Pasco detectives protested
Posted on 07/07/2014 4:30:02 PM PDT by Impala64ssa
About 125 family and friends of Jerry Brown marched down Fifth Avenue in the rain Sunday afternoon to protest after the 41-year-old was fatally shot last week by Pasco County sheriffs detectives.
Detectives said they shot Brown on Tuesday during an undercover drug deal near Big Ben Tires, 4128 Gall Blvd., where Brown was employed.
The sheriffs office said detectives were arresting Brown, a Lakeland resident, for selling prescription drugs. Brown was later found to be unarmed, Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco said.
On Sunday, protesters chanted Justice for Jerry as they walked and carried signs. Some wore T-shirts printed with Browns photograph and the words Shine Light on the Truth.
The group stopped at Zephyr Park, where organizer Marcus Moody thanked residents for coming out.
Zephyrhills Police Chief David Shears and Capt. Robert McKinney escorted the protesters as they walked across Fifth Avenue and U.S. 301.
Nocco said last week that detectives were in a situation where they feared for their lives and the life of another undercover detective who had just conducted a drug deal with Brown. Brown had a violent history and had served time for armed robbery, Nocco said. He was on probation for selling and possessing drugs, the sheriff said.
Brown didnt comply with the detectives orders to show his hands, which caused them to fear he was up to something, the sheriff said.
The State Attorneys Office and the sheriffs office are investigating the shooting.
Yeah, yeah, after 20+ years of living a life of crime he was just starting to get his life together.
Ah yes, Pasco county or as some family members that still live there call it, Pillsco. Sadly my county in MO is known for meth.
I was born and lived in Pasco, so I have Florida on my subs just to catch posted articles to see if I know any of the people involved. I have actually seen one about someone I am almost positive I went to school with in 4th grade.
Bit of a jaunt for a presumably low wage job with gas at $3.55 a gallon.
Grady Judd probably ran him out of Polk County, and he neglected to update his legal address, and voting records.
Having lived in both counties, as a non-illegal-drug using, law abiding citizen...I can believe the Pasco County area LEOs might be more inclined to employ trigger happy deadly force, more so than the Polk County LEOs.
Do a drug deal or violent crime in Polk, and expect at least 5 cop cars to converge in two minutes or less, do it in Pasco... well it will take a while for an LEO to show up, alone, and they probably aren't as experienced.
This guy probably forgot who he was dealing with, as a former Polk County known criminal resident.