Jacksonville Sheriffs Office

Man pleads guilty to killing Blind Rabbit employee

Jul 28, 2017
Erron Coleman / Jacksonville Sheriff's Office

After two years of denying his role in the shooting death of 20-year-old Daniel Rowe outside the Blind Rabbit restaurant in July 2015, Erron Coleman pleaded guilty Thursday

Coleman, 25, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, second-degree murder with a firearm and armed robbery. He faces terms of 25 years to life for the murder plus a minimum of 10 years for the armed robbery when he is sentenced in Sept. 25.

WJCT News

A University of North Florida poll released Friday shows Jacksonville residents overall approve of the job the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is doing.

Lead UNF researcher Mike Binder said he had no idea how Jacksonville residents felt about the police until he surveyed them.


Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office got some guidance Monday for strengthening its relationship and with citizens and increasing transparency.

Four community task forces that focused on transparency, resources, training and community engagement issued their recommendations after a year of research.


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Jacksonville Sheriff's Office

A Jacksonville corrections officer is out of the job after admitting to using illegal drugs and trying to cheat a drug test.

Officer Lisa Davis was arrested and charged Monday.


WJCT

Hundreds of people took to Jacksonville’s streets Sunday to protest the police shooting of an unarmed black man in Springfield.


Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams said a larger police presence has decreased street shootings.

After a shooting spike early in the year, the city gave JSO $1.5 million to pay for officer overtime — and Williams said more officers equals less crime.

 


Jessica Palombo / WJCT News

Jacksonville police are looking for a man who robbed four Riverside restaurant employees at gunpoint in broad daylight Friday.

This happened a year after another restaurant employee was robbed and fatally shot across the street.

 


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Mayor Lenny Curry celebrated a year since he was sworn into office Friday with a walk and lunch with residents in a Northwest Jacksonville neighborhood.

Protesters critical of the mayor’s response to police-involved shootings also showed up to meet him.  

 


Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

 

The FBI will review the police shooting death of 22-year-old Vernell Bing, Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams announced Friday.

Allie George

Local organizations are calling for an independent review and a U.S. Justice Department investigation of the police-involved shooting of 22-year-old Vernell Bing Jr.

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