Ocala police chief placed on paid leave

Ocala police chief placed on paid leave

Ocala, Florida — In a 4-1 vote, the Ocala City Council Friday accepted Ocala Police Chief Kenneth Gregory Graham’s request to be placed on paid administrative leave. The request comes after the September 15 Grievance filed against Chief Graham for allegations of Sexual Harassment, Hostile Treatment, Retaliation, and Discrimination. Deputy Chief Rodney Smith will run […]

Chief of police was previously investigated for sex scandal, mayor stands by Graham

When asked if Chief Graham had ever had issues like this in the past, Mayor Guinn replied, "Never."

Chief of police was previously investigated for sex scandal, mayor stands by Graham

Ocala, Florida — During a press conference Monday, Ocala Mayor Kent Guinn displayed favoritism toward Ocala Police Chief Kenneth Gregory Graham, who has been accused of Sexual Harassment, Hostile Treatment, Retaliation, and Discrimination. The complaint was filed on September 15, 2016. Mayor Guinn also seemed to display arrogance toward the media as they asked legitimate […]

Formal Grievance filed against Police Chief Graham, accused of sexual harassment by female officers, multiple other complaints listed

Formal Grievance filed against Police Chief Graham, accused of sexual harassment by female officers, multiple other complaints listed

[Last updated on September 17, 2016, at 2:58 p.m.] Ocala, Florida — Multiple sexual harassment complaints have been filed against Ocala Chief of Police Kenneth Gregory Graham. The Formal Grievance was filed on September 15, 2016. The Grievance states, “Simultaneous to the filing of this grievance, an EEOC complaint was also filed.” In the Grievance filed by […]

Former Sheriff Chris Blair makes a deal with prosecutors

Blair will never be able to run for sheriff in the Fifth Judicial District

Former Sheriff Chris Blair makes a deal with prosecutors

Marion County — Former Marion County Sheriff Chris Blair withdrew his candidacy for re-election. In a letter to Supervisor of Elections, Welsley Wilcox, Blair wrote, “Having duly qualified for election for the office of Sheriff of Marion County, in the Republican Primary and General Elections of 2016, I hereby immediately and irrevocably withdraw my candidacy […]

Cops could not tell the difference between Krispy Kreme glaze and meth

"I recognized through my eleven years of training and experience as a law enforcement officer the substance to be some sort of narcotic."

Cops could not tell the difference between Krispy Kreme glaze and meth

  Orlando, Florida — Two Orlando police officers arrested a man for eating a Krispy Kreme doughnut in his car. On December 11, 2015, Daniel Rushing, 64, was pulled over after he left the 7-Eleven store at 938 W. Colonial Drive. This information is just now being released to the media. Rushing stated that he stops […]

Former Sheriff’s kiosk program under investigation, removed from businesses

Former Sheriff’s kiosk program under investigation, removed from businesses

  UPDATE: Ofab Inc. CEO speaks out about the removal of the crime prevention kiosks Marion County – The kiosk program, which was created by former Sheriff Chris Blair in 2014, is under investigation by the State Attorney’s Office. On Friday, May 20, 2016, the State Attorney’s Office for the Fifth Judicial District indicted Sheriff Chris […]

Deputy on leave after K-9 left in patrol car, died

Deputy on leave after K-9 left in patrol car, died

  Gainesville, Florida — An Alachua County Sheriff’s K-9 deputy was placed on paid administrative leave after his K-9 was found dead in his patrol car. K-9 Robbie, a Belgian Malinois, was discovered in the back seat of Deputy Tommy Willcox’s car on Friday. According to AccuWeather, it was approximately 94 degrees in Gainesville on […]

Grand jury on MCSO: Falsified statistics, excessive force, dishonesty, and more

Marion County citizens were put at great risk

Grand jury on MCSO: Falsified statistics, excessive force, dishonesty, and more

  , Ocala, Florida — On Friday, May 20, 2016, the State Attorney’s Office for the Fifth Judicial District indicted Sheriff Chris Blair for two counts of Perjury in an official proceeding and one count of Official Misconduct. On June 2, 2016, the grand jury produced a 13-page presentment on the leadership of the Marion County […]

Marion County Sheriff Chris Blair indicted by grand jury

Marion County Sheriff Chris Blair indicted by grand jury

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE – On Friday, May 20, 2016, the State Attorney’s Office for the Fifth Judicial District indicted Sheriff Chris Blair for two counts of Perjury in an official proceeding and one count of Official Misconduct. At 2:51 p.m. Friday, Blair was booked into the Marion County Jail. He was released on bond at 3:31 […]

Ocala police officer arrested; getting “high” and playing video games while on duty

Ocala police officer arrested; getting “high” and playing video games while on duty

Ocala, Florida — An Ocala Police Department police officer was arrested after officials received a tip that the officer had been smoking marijuana while on duty. On March 17, 2016, OPD received information which suggested that, now former police officer, Jeffrey P. Hall, 26, had been smoking marijuana while on duty. The tipster stated that Officer […]

Deputy resigns, another under investigation, FBI now involved

Deputy resigns, another under investigation, FBI now involved

[Last updated on February 25, 2016, at 6:30 p.m.] Ocala, Florida — The State Attorney’s Office has completed an extensive investigation into cases involving former Marion County sheriff’s deputy Eduardo Bustamante. The investigation involved multiple use-of-force complaints and falsified arrest reports. In one of the alleged use-of-force cases, Bustamante was accompanied by Sergeant Ben Adams. […]

Two deputies resign following cocaine investigation

Two deputies resign following cocaine investigation

Ocala, Florida — Two Marion County sheriff’s deputies resigned following an internal affairs investigation. On Tuesday, January 19, members of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office Administration initiated an Internal Affairs Investigation in regards to allegations that former MCSO deputy, Kimberly Bray, was using cocaine. According to a press release, it was reported by another deputy […]

Video: 5th deputy indicted in Marion Oaks police brutality case

Video: 5th deputy indicted in Marion Oaks police brutality case

Ocala, Florida — A federal grand jury has indicted former Marion County Sheriff’s deputy, Jesse Alan Terrell, 33, who is accused of beating Derrick Price, 44, during an arrest that took place in 2014 in Marion Oaks. Terrell is the fifth deputy to face charges in this case. Former Deputies Trevor Wade Fitzgerald, 32, James […]

Concerns about a culture of fear and intimidation at the Marion County Sheriff’s Office

Concerns about a culture of fear and intimidation at the Marion County Sheriff’s Office

Ocala, Florida — Someone, who wishes to remain unnamed out of fear of retaliation from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, reached out to Ocala Post and expressed concerns he has about the administration within MCSO. This person would only agree to speak with Ocala Post if he could remain a confidential source, therefore Ocala Post, […]

Ocala police officer arrested for DUI

Clark was also charged with Careless Driving and Leaving the Scene of an Accident with Property Damage.

Ocala police officer arrested for DUI

[Last updated on November 16, 2015, at 2:54 p.m.] Ocala, Post — Following up on an anonymous tip, Ocala Post learned that Ocala Police Department Detective Daniel Clark was arrested for driving while intoxicated on Saturday following a traffic stop. The Florida Highway Patrol stated that Clark left the scene of an accident after he crashed into […]

Fourth deputy pleads guilty in beating case, confesses to second beating

Fourth deputy pleads guilty in beating case, confesses to second beating

Ocala, Florida — Former Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy and SWAT Team member Cody Hoppel, 31, pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday for the beating of a Marion Oaks man. Then, Hoppel dropped a bombshell and also pleaded guilty to the beating of a Williston man in an unrelated case. Hoppel is the fourth of five […]

MCSO corrections officer who resigned after investigation, arrested

MCSO corrections officer who resigned after investigation, arrested

[Last updated on October 26, 2015 at 1:33 p.m. A previous version of this article stated that CO Foiles witnessed Remmele give Gray money for drugs. However, it was actually another former inmate who stated [that] to CO Foiles. Foiles then relayed that information to investigators.] Ocala, Florida—A Marion County Sheriff’s Office corrections officer, who resigned […]

Two MCSO deputies suspended after allegations of misconduct

Two MCSO deputies suspended after allegations of misconduct

[Last updated on October 22, 2015, at 12:30 p.m.] Marion County, Florida —  The Marion County Sheriff’s Office has suspended two deputies following allegations of misconduct. According to a MSCO press release, on Wednesday, October 21st, Marion County Sheriff Chris Blair suspended MCSO deputies Joseph Tussey and Edward Tillis with pay after learning that the […]

Millis shooting: Officer who lied about being shot at now claims insanity

Millis shooting: Officer who lied about being shot at now claims insanity

Millis, Massachusetts — A Millis, MA, police officer who sparked a massive manhunt for a suspect who fired shots at him has been terminated, after it was discovered that the officer lied about the entire incident. Officers from other law enforcement agencies, police dogs, a Massachusetts State Police helicopter and firefighters were involved with the search, […]

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