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Police Officers Reprimanded After April Traffic Stop

By on May 22nd, 2015 | Last updated: May 22, 2015 at 6:12 pm

Two Alachua County law enforcement officers were reprimanded after using an armored vehicle to pull a man over. Lucas Jewell was on his way home after the Orange and Blue game with one other passenger in his car.

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Police: Man Told Officers ‘Go Ahead And Kill Me’ In Shootout

By on May 18th, 2015 | Last updated: May 18, 2015 at 1:04 pm

An 18-year-old man was shot and killed by St. Petersburg officers after he shot a man and then shot an officer in the leg. Austin Goodner had previously been arrested for aggravated battery.

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County Commissioners Discuss Misdemeanor Marijuana Issues

By on May 14th, 2015 | Last updated: May 15, 2015 at 1:16 pm

The Alachua County Sheriff’s Office performed a case study on marijuana charges from 2013 to 2014. Its findings sparked discussion about the appropriate response to stand-alone misdemeanor marijuana charges during Alachua County Commissioners meeting Tuesday.

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Man Involved In Robbery Arrested After Shoot-Out With Police

By on May 13th, 2015 | Last updated: May 13, 2015 at 6:27 pm

Yowab Ben-Israel has been charged with robbing the 1401 N. Main Street post office on Tuesday and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Police said Ben-Israel was injured by police gunfire after he pulled and pointed a gun at two responding deputies.

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Police Release 911 Call From Shooting Incident Involving George Zimmerman

By and on May 12th, 2015 | Last updated: May 12, 2015 at 3:05 pm

Police released a 911 call today from an incident Monday involving George Zimmerman. Zimmerman was shot at by Matthew Apperson, according to a Lake Mary Police Department press release.

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Gainesville Police Department Recruiting Video Raises Concern

By on May 11th, 2015 | Last updated: May 11, 2015 at 8:59 pm

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.

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Police And Community Plant Garden For GRACE Marketplace Residents

By on February 19th, 2015 | Last updated: February 19, 2015 at 5:03 pm

Gainesville police worked to build a farm for the homeless residents of GRACE Marketplace. The farm will provide both food and work for the residents.

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In The News: Superbug Kills Two, Campus Gun Bill Passes In Senate Committee, Florida Health Exchange Struggles, Officer Asks To Dismiss Charges

By and on February 19th, 2015 | Last updated: February 19, 2015 at 1:43 pm

Two dead, over 170 potentially exposed in ‘superbug’ outbreak – Contaminated medical instruments are thought to be the source of a “superbug” outbreak in Los Angeles. Two patients exposed to the antibiotic-resistant bacteria have died, while 7 have been infected. […]

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Live Oak Police To Receive Body Cameras; Suwannee County Sheriff Resists Plans

By on February 9th, 2015 | Last updated: February 9, 2015 at 4:41 pm

While the Live Oak Police Department is getting body cameras for its officers to wear, other agencies in the area aren’t as receptive. Privacy and cost are issues they want to look at.

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Spoof Website Turns Attention to Williston Police Department

By on September 1st, 2014 | Last updated: September 1, 2014 at 4:13 pm

National Report, a satirical news website, drew attention to the Williston Police Department after publishing an article about a deal made with Walmart to supply the town with a new, privatized police force. Williston PD pointed out the satirical nature of the story on Facebook.

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