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Jacksonville Mike Williams announced in 2016 most officers were on board with wearing body cameras and the department would be rolling them out after a pilot program.

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Story updated on 7/9 at 5 p.m. with comment from the State Attorney's Office. 

Civil Rights Attorney Benjamin Crump’s law firm will be representing a pregnant Orange Park mother allegedly beaten late last month by a Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office corrections officer.

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Oakleaf Plantation resident Kirenda Welch says she never expected an evening drive home from her son’s basketball game would end in her arrest and beating. The Jacksonville corrections officer who allegedly struck her was arrested and fired Thursday.

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A group of advocates upset with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office’s handling of transgender shootings spoke out at the City Council meeting Tuesday evening.

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The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest in the shooting death of 25-year-old Christopher Bing on August 31, 2017, the Sheriff’s Office announced Wednesday morning.

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The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office honored the 61 local officers who have died in the line of duty since 1840 at a ceremony Thursday.

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Jacksonville sexual assault victims can soon go to a new location for forensic exams and other resources. It’s called the Sexual Assault Forensic Exam —  or “SAFE” center and Monday was its ribbon cutting.

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The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is looking for an Arlington-area robbery suspect. Just before 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 7, police officers were called to Bank of America on Monument Road for a robbery.

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A 27-year veteran of the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office has resigned after being arrested Wednesday night for alleged fraud.

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Some LGBTQ advocates are looking for a stronger relationship with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, after they said police misidentified a transgender shooting victim as a man in February.  

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Florida Governor Rick Scott stopped in Jacksonville Wednesday  — part of his touring the state this week to tout his $500 million proposal to make schools safer. This comes two weeks after the Parkland school shooting that killed 17 people.

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Jacksonville police say armed robbers appear to be targeting Hispanic victims.

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Updated at 1 p.m. on 2/1:

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is awarding Florida nearly $3 million to reimburse Jacksonville for costs associated with Hurricane Matthew.

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The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office showed off a new-to-the-city technology for helping to solve gun crimes. The Jacksonville City Council approved the purchase of a $250,000 Integrated Ballistics Identification System in March. Now it’s up and running.

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The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is one of  seven large agencies in the U.S. receiving $997,956 from the U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Administration to roll out a body camera program.

The cameras are expected to be purchased in late 2018.


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