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The Point Podcast Episode 3: Supporting Tony Jones

The people of Gainesville filled the chambers of the city commission in support of police chief Tony Jones in response to a letter sent to the city manager questioning the chief's leadership of the department. (Courtesy Harvey Ward)

The people of Gainesville packed city hall in support of Gainesville Police Chief Tony Jones after an anonymous letter questioning his leadership was sent to city officials.  Listen to their testimonies with WUFT’s Forrest Smith narrating. Subscribe to The Point, our free newsletter rounding up the most important regional and …

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FDLE Report on Dentmond Shooting Nearly Complete

Robert Dentmond's yearbook photo from Buchholz High School.

Investigators from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) recently met with 8th Judicial Circuit State’s Attorney William Cervone, Alachua County Sheriff Sadie Darnell and Gainesville Police Chief Tony Jones to present the current standing of their investigation into the March 20, 2016 officer involved shooting of Robert Lee Dentmond.

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Local Police Work to Strengthen Community Ties

[From left to right] Assistant Chief Gerald Butler, Sgt. Tim Ball, Chief Tony Jones and Captain Stephen Maynard speak on how they interact with civilians on a daily basis. The event, which was titled “Right vs. Right,” took place Nov. 14 at the Gainesville Police Department and gave citizens a chance to ask questions and hear from law enforcement officials.

Police interaction with the community is a concern that extends past big cities. When the Rev. Milford Lewis Griner attended the “Right vs. Right” event Nov. 14, he learned useful information from law enforcement and community members that he could then share with his congregation and community. “(Open dialogue) can foster more trust …

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