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    A Marion County Sheriff’s Office deputy, who was allegedly in the FTO program, was fired after he was arrested for domestic battery. Jaime Lopez, 22, was arrested Tuesday following reports that he, on several occasions, physically abused and threatened a...
    Fort Smith, Arkansas -- Attention continues to grow surrounding the Aug. 24 drowning of Debra Stevens, a Fort Smith newspaper delivery woman, who was battered by a 911 dispatcher right before she drowned. Debra was delivering papers at 6 a.m....
    Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department detective Neil Kimball, 45, who pleaded not guilty to raping a child and guilty to unlawful sexual intercourse in Ventura County in 2017, was only sentenced to three years in prison on August 8. While...
    Clermont, Fla. --  In conjunction with a criminal investigation, the Florida Department of Corrections’ (FDC) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) announced the arrest of Correctional Captain Milton Gass, Correctional Officer Hunter Lingo, and Correctional Officer Joshua Petersilge. The three...
    A former Marion County Jail corrections officer who resigned in 2011 after he smuggled marijuana into the jail has been arrested. According to inside sources, Joseph Charles Jones, 38, was arrested and charged with Having Sex with a Minor. The 16-year-old...
    22-year-old Lorraine Gardner died Friday while in the custody of the Marion County Jail. According to MCSO, Gardner was found unresponsive and could not be revived. This is the third death of an inmate at the jail this year. Diana Lynn Eldredge,...
    Marion County -- The Florida Highway Patrol is currently investigating a May 15, two-vehicle crash caused by a Marion County sheriff's deputy. FHP said Deputy Joseph Soucey, 25, was "running code" (lights and sirens on) headed south on Southwest 140th avenue. Troopers...
    Marion County Sheriff's Deputy Christopher Schanding and Detention Deputy Dustin Lay resigned during an investigation into their conduct at the Marion County Sheriff's Office. According to records, the two men, who were good friends, violated department policies. The investigation started in...
    Lakeland Police Chief Larry Giddens suspended the department's K-9 unit in its entirety after an internal investigation revealed they were excessively speeding while on a trip. Chief Giddens said that witnesses called and reported that they saw multiple officers speeding...
    My name is Michael Sands and I’m an eight-year Marine Corps veteran, which includes a tour in Kuwait, as well as a veteran of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office since 2003. The following events occurred, which caused me to...
    Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings announced Friday that he will run for Mayor. Many Orlando residents are not happy about the announcement . "The first thing he did was play the race card", Mary Hall said in a Facebook message. "Demings'...
    A Jacksonville Sheriff's Office deputy was arrested Saturday after he beat a handcuffed teenager who was sitting in the back of his patrol car. Deputy Timothy James said he struck 17-year-old Elias Campos because spit on him. It was...
    Ocala, Florida -- An internal affairs investigation found that A Marion County Jail corrections officer violated two Marion County Sheriff's Office directives. The corrections officer, Deputy Wancarlos Sanchez, resigned before the investigation could be complete. The investigation was initiated after two...
      Former Marion County Sheriff's deputy Jesse Alan Terrell, was found not guilty Wednesday afternoon. He was facing felony battery charges. Terrell, 33, is just one of five deputies accused of beating suspected drug dealer Derrick Price, 44, during an arrest...
    A Sarasota County Sheriff's Office deputy was arrested Monday on numerous felony charges. Deputy Frankie Eugene Bybee, 46, is accused of befriending an elderly woman and then trying to kill her. Bybee befriended the 79-year-old after he responded to a call...
    An Ocklawaha man says he was beaten by a Marion County sheriff's deputy while attending a wedding. On December 16, an unnamed source contacted Ocala Post and stated that the circumstances of the incident needed to be investigated. According to a...
    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...
    Ocala, Florida -- The Ocala City Council on Tuesday initiated the process to suspend Ocala Police Chief Kenneth Gregory Graham, who has been accused of Sexual Harassment, Hostile Treatment, Retaliation, and Discrimination. The vote, initiated by council president Jim Hilty,...
    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,...
    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...