According to documents obtained by WKMG, Det. Ignatius Jones was called to investigate a report of teenagers throwing rocks at a closed business. One of the teens there was Armani Brown, who Det. Jones admitted he told that “with that attitude she’s going to end up like Mr. Brown.”
According to Det. Jones, he didn’t mean to suggest that she would be killed, only that she would be in trouble with the law. Brown’s mother, Krystal, said that her daughter interpreted it differently.
“This happened maybe a week or two after her father was killed. So he ultimately ended up dead. So that’s the way that we took it. That’s the way [Armani] took it,” she told WKMG.
Det. Jones was disciplined for his remarks by receiving “verbal counseling” and having a report place in his file.
Watch WKMG’s report on the incident below.