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A Gainesville Police Department recruitment video has raised concerns over how it portrays how the police interact with the community. The video included scenes of police officers making arrests, chasing suspects and weapons training.
The Gainesville City Commission passed an ordinance banning synthetic drug use, adding a section to the current Code of Ordinances that clarifies what a synthetic drug is and providing penalties for possession, production and sale. The sweeping ban on the drugs allows law enforcement to more easily enforce the prohibition.
The Gainesville Police Department is one step closer to moving into its new headquarters.
It’s been nearly three weeks since Gainesville resident Samuel Hamilton was shot dead. Police are still searching for his killer.
He told police he also had a homemade cardboard firework with black powder inside at his home. A fuse was attached to the sealed ends, according to his arrest report.
The Florida Senate Transportation Committee unanimously approved a bill that would ban texting and driving Wednesday. Florida is one of five states that doesn’t outlaw texting while driving.
A recent scooter accident on North Main Street has raised concern about scooter safety in Gainesville. A 51-year-old woman was seriously injured when a motorist hit her scooter while making a turn into a gas station. She was not wearing a helmet.
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