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LGBTQ+ efforts at Sheriff's Office get mixed reviews

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office created a liaison team to work specifically with the LGBTQ+ community.
The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office created a liaison team to work specifically with the LGBTQ+ community.

In 2018, three Black trans women killed in Jacksonville made national news after they were killed in the first six months of that year.

The killings, including a fourth non-fatal shooting of another Black trans woman, garnered no immediate arrests and caused fear in the LGBTQ+ community.

Women were terrified to be out alone. And LGBTQ+ people did not feel seen or respected by law enforcement as they watched the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office refer to the trans women as men in police reports and even news releases detailing their deaths.

Read the rest of the story at WJCT News partner The Florida Times-Union.