Law and public safety

Sheriff’s office will continue to manage Alachua County jail

The Alachua County Commission has approved a motion to let the Sheriff’s office to continue to manage the correctional facility, allowing the Sheriff’s office to hire new staff members.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Bryan Garcia spoke earlier today with Sheriff Sadie Darnell about the agreement. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/DarnellQA3272012.mp3]

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Governor changes personnel who are overseeing the Trayvon Martin death investigation

Governor Rick Scott has announced a new State Attorney for the Trayvon Martin case. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Cameron Taylor spoke with the State Attorney in Gainesville Bill Cervone about Governor Scott’s appointment of Angela Corey from the 4th Judicial Circuit, what the process entails, and how it may change the case. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPTrayvonStateAttorney.mp3]

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Scrutiny may help Sanford Police improve

Many questions are still unanswered in the death of Trayvon Martin. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Fernanda Ponce says criticism of police procedures plays a big part in the search for answers. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/03/CriticismWrap.mp3] Short depth by Chris Peralta – WUFT-FM Gainesville Fraternal Order Police President Jeff McAdams says the Sanford Police Department …

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Mock exercise prepares county agencies for a “real disaster”

Ten Alachua County agencies and private partners came together today to simulate a mass casualty incident. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Lauren Rautenkranz reports, the city of Gainesville used the mock drill to make sure agencies could practice what do do in a “real” emergency.  TV news clips provided by WUFT-TV. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPmockdrilleditedLR.mp3] …

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Random drug testing is approved

Governor Rick Scott placed his official stamp of approval on the random drug testing for state workers law. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Alyssa Averette reports on constitutional issue with this new law. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/DrugTestingWrapAA.mp3] State employees may be subject to random drug testing by their employers under a new law that was passed last …

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