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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ocala Police Officer arrested for sex with minor

Ocala Police Officer arrested for sex with minor

Ocala, Florida — On today’s date, October 31, 2014, at 7:45 p.m., Sergeant Brian Young arrested Ocala Police Department, Officer Bennie L. Wilson, III, 41, for two counts of Unlawful Sexual Activity with Certain Minors, FSS 794.05. On October 28, 2014, Sgt. Young was requested to investigate a criminal complaint against Officer Wilson. Sgt. Young […]

OPD: New task force formed

OPD: New task force formed

Ocala, Florida — On September 16, 2014, Ocala Police Chief, Greg Graham, called for the forming of a task force due to the numerous violent crime incidents, which have occurred in the City of Ocala in recent months. He wanted squads of officers out in the areas where our violent crimes have been occurring in […]

Dumbest criminal of the week wanted by OPD

Dumbest criminal of the week wanted by OPD

Ocala, Florida — One of Ocala’s dumbest criminals smiled for a photo after the store clerk became suspicious of a transaction. The woman in the photo was seen posing with a stolen Amex Express Macy’s credit card. The wallet she was holding was also stolen. According to reports, the woman used the stolen card to […]

Free event: Prepare – Protect – Prevent

Free event: Prepare – Protect – Prevent

Tomorrow, Saturday, August 2, 2014, from 3-4:30 p.m. join Ocala Pool Boys for a free life saving event! Learn about hands-on CPR, fire safety from Ocala Fire Rescue, pool and swim safety from ISR (Infant Swimming Resource), and heat safety from the Ocala Police Department. For more information call 352-622-3827.

High speed chase in four counties leaves one dead

High speed chase in four counties leaves one dead

Ocala, Florida — On today’s date, July 23, 2014, at approximately 7:00 a.m, the Ocala Police Department received a report of a stolen 2008 Black Dodge Ram 2500 diesel pickup truck from Too Your Health Spa, 2841 S.W. 20th St., Ocala, Florida. A BOLO (Be On the Look Out) was issued for the vehicle and […]

Ocala man arrested says he knows what hell is like

Ocala man arrested says he knows what hell is like

Ocala, Florida — An Ocala man told a police officer that [he] knows what hell is like just before he was arrested. On July 11, 2014, Ocala Police Officer Ramjit, while conducting a security check made contact with a man, later identified as Jason New, 29, in the area of North Magnolia Avenue and State […]

Residents; lock your doors – Parents; watch your kids

Residents; lock your doors – Parents; watch your kids

Ocala, Florida – It’s called “Buckin.” That’s a technique thieves use when trolling for unlocked vehicles. “The thief moves about a neighborhood, checking vehicle doors to see if any are unlocked,” said Judge Cochran, Marion County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer. “That’s the buckin’ element.” During a recent vehicle burglary investigation, Marion County Sheriff’s Detectives […]

Local law enforcement agencies waiting on The Rook Vehicle

Local law enforcement agencies waiting on The Rook Vehicle

Ocala, Florida — It’s called The Rook, a unique machine used to protect law enforcement officers, while they protect you. Marion County Sheriff Chris Blair, asked Marion County Commissioners for approval to buy the $255,000, 13,000 lb. beast and, with little resistance, Marion County Commissioners agreed. The decision comes following recent – but separate – […]