Policing Police: Jacksonville Pushes For Body Cams & Big Buzz About Bees — #24

Feb 17, 2017

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On this episode of Redux, we look at law enforcement in the River City.

A recent poll shows mixed reviews for the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, but overwhelming support for the use of police body cameras as citizens increase pressure on police to document its interactions on the street.

We talk to folks from the sheriff’s office, as well as the police union to find out: What’s the holdup?

Then, research shows bees are responsible for pollinating nearly a quarter of the food eaten by humans. We bring to you what’s being done here in Florida to help bees avoid extinction.


Sheriff Mike Williams
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JSO Works To Roll Out Body Cams, While Groups Plea For More Input

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office has been in the process of rolling out police body cameras for about a year. However, residents and police unions are asking for a say in the policy surrounding the recording devices.

Union Chief Talks About Police Body Cameras

Fraternal Order of Police local 530 President Steve Zoma about the proposed use of body cameras by the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.

Bullet casings.
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Jacksonville Mayor Pushes For New Gun Tracking Technology

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry is asking the city council to approve emergency funding for new gun identification technology.

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Florida Beekeepers Raise Money For New Research Lab

The Florida State Beekeepers Association has successfully raised $200,000 to fund an international bee research lab at the University of Florida.

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LGBT Supporters Say ‘Love Wins’ After Jacksonville’s HRO Bill Passes

The City Jacksonville Council amended the city’s human rights ordinances to protect gay and transgender people from discrimination.

Digital Content Editor Vince Kong can be reached at vkong@wjct.org, 904-358-6349 or on Twitter @teamvincek