Mother Arrested For Lying To Investigators About Her Son's Shooting By Officer

Sheekina Williams was arrested after she lied to police about witnessing her son's officer-involved shooting.

Pensacola, FL – A mother has been arrested for perjury after she lied about having been a witness when her son was shot by police.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) said in a press release that 36-year-old Sheekina Williams had been charged with providing false information to law enforcement and perjury during an officer use-of-force investigation in connection with an incident that involved her son, the Pensacola News Journal reported.

“In public integrity investigations such as this, FDLE’s role is to determine the facts so prosecutors can make appropriate charging decisions,” FDLE Pensacola Special Agent in Charge Jack Massey said in a statement. “For this to happen, it is imperative for people to provide truthful information.”

Her son, Antonio Desmond Smith, was arrested on Nov. 10, 2018 after he tried to run over two Escambia County deputies, according to WKRG.

The deputies were trying to arrest Smith on an outstanding warrant at the time, and shot and wounded him when he attacked them with his vehicle.

His mother told deputies that she had been standing on her front porch when the incident occurred and was a witness to the shooting, WEAR reported.

However, FDLE investigators reviewed all the available surveillance video of the scene and determined that Williams had not actually seen her son’s altercation with the deputies.

She was arrested and booked into the Escambia County jail on Friday, and has since bonded out, WEAR reported.

The Florida State’s Attorney’s Office ruled the shooting was justified and the use-of-force was reasonable under Florida law on Jan. 23, the Pensacola News Journal reported.

The state’s attorney’s office said no charges would be filed against the deputy who shot Smith in the arm.

Smith was charged with aggravated battery upon a law enforcement officer, resisting an officer without violence, possession of a controlled substance, manufacturing or delivering a controlled substance (cannabis), possession of drug paraphernalia and manufacture, delivery, or possession with the intent to sell, according to the Pensacola News Journal.

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Stanracer
Stanracer

Hope she gets locked up.

JBo
JBo

Well, we can see where the son learned how to behave.

Usaf9000
Usaf9000

These people for some reason have decided to rebel against authority at all costs. Why? Rebelling to this extent isn’t going to accomplish anything other than to get you killed, which of course indicates they are extremely ignorant unless they are sacrificing themselves hoping their family will win the law enforcement lottery. There have been a few crooked cops that were charged with a crime or big mistakes made where they lost their job. However, 95% or more of police action is upheld in court. Are they all criminals just playing the “I didn’t know” game? They appear to be unable to differentiate between lawful & unlawful police duties as well as their responsibilities as a citizen. I wonder if a partial educational program maybe on TV would help this situation? There are many different laws that vary by jurisdictions but many laws are very similar. So many basic laws are universal & could be explained on TV. I imagine at least some & possibly many would watch, learn & put into practice the skills they would learn. Paying for it could be accomplished through the states, counties or cities. If it did work to reduce confrontations the costs would be offset by reduced crime costs. Something must be done.

BanditOne
BanditOne

Yea, a real shocker there.

Mrs10
Mrs10

Now we need to further this good work and hold ALL mothers accountable who spread the "my baby dinndu nufin" so far as to outright lie to investigators. And while I hope that this story will serve a deterrent to this behavior, it's very doubtful. I think the only way to prevent these lies is to affect a person's ability to collect in civil law suits.