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 […]

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 […]

2 of 5 deputies plead guilty after the beating of a compliant suspect

2 of 5 deputies plead guilty after the beating of a compliant suspect

Ocala, Florida — Marion County Sheriff’s Deputies Trevor Wade Fitzgerald, 32, and James Louis Amidei, 32, pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday to the August 7, 2014, beating of Marion Oaks drug ringleader, Derrick Price, 44. There were a total of five deputies involved in Price’s arrest. The remaining three deputies have been identified as Cody […]

OPD officer to military veteran; “I am a cop, you understand you stupid mother f***er.”

OPD officer to military veteran; “I am a cop, you understand you stupid mother f***er.”

Orlando, Florida — The integrity of the Orlando Police Department is being questioned after the agency purposely withheld evidence from the State Attorney’s Office against one of their officers. The agency withheld body cam video that showed Orlando Police Officer, William Escobar, punching and kicking a military police officer while he was already handcuffed and […]

Drug ringleader busted in Marion Oaks

Drug ringleader busted in Marion Oaks

Ocala, Florida — A drug ringleader arrested in Marion Oaks yielded weapons, drugs, and a large sum of cash. Six drug dealers, four men and two women, were arrested following an United Drug Enforcement Strike Team investigation. The Unified Drug Enforcement Strike Team initiated an investigation that spanned three (3) months. The long-term investigation culminated […]