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Grand jury accuses former Duval Schools police chief of criminal misconduct

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A statewide grand jury accused the former chief of the Duval County Schools Police Department of criminal misconduct in a scathing report unsealed Friday that alleged he took elaborate steps for years to manipulate and underreport criminal activity taking place on school grounds, displaying a shocking disregard for student safety.

The grand jury said a "legal quirk" prevented it from directly indicting Micheal P. Edwards on two felonies and one misdemeanor it outlined in its presentation. The Office of Statewide Prosecution plans to pursue the case instead, the presentment said.

Edwards could not immediately be reached for comment.

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