FDLE: Pensacola woman lied about son's officer-involved shooting case
ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. (WEAR) —
Agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) arrested a Pensacola woman for allegedly providing false information to law enforcement and perjury during an officer use of force investigation.
“In public integrity investigations such as this, FDLE’s role is to determine the facts so prosecutors can make appropriate charging decisions,” said FDLE Pensacola Special Agent in Charge Jack Massey. “For this to happen, it is imperative for people to provide truthful information.”
In an interview with FDLE agents, 36-year-old Sheekina Williams said she witnessed an officer-involved shooting in November where the suspect was shot in the arm.
FDLE was investigating the shooting at the request of the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office after the suspect was shot while trying to run over deputies with his vehicle.
Williams told officers she was standing on a front porch and saw the shooting, FDLE states.
However, FDLE says video from the scene shows Williams was not where she claimed to be at the time of the shooting. Agents believe Williams didn’t witness the shooting.
FDLE added that Williams is the mother of the shooting suspect.
The deputies involved in the shooting were recently cleared by the State Attorney’s Office of criminal wrongdoing.
Williams was arrested and booked into the Escambia County Jail on Friday. She has bonded out, according to the jail log's website.