Crime

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office investigates the scene where a pregnant woman was shot early Tuesday.
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Police who believe a pregnant woman was shot early Tuesday morning as she slept in her apartment on Kona Avenue said the woman’s unborn child has died.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office investivates the scene involving an officer who was shot Monday.
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A police officer was shot Monday morning while assisting the Drug Enforcement administration in serving a high-risk search warrant in a neighborhood off Moncrief Road.

Panama City Beach police officers will soon begin using body cams while out on patrol.

City Council members unanimously voted on Thursday to spend almost $268,000 on 60 body cams for the city’s police department. Funding for the new technology was included in next year’s budget.

Police Chief Drew Whitman says he expects officers will begin using the cameras when responding to calls in November. After the department receives the equipment and software, he says, they’ll learn how to use the technology and still protect people’s privacy.

Gov. Ron DeSantis
The Florida Channel

Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Monday he is proposing legislation that would cut off state grant funding to local governments that "slash" law enforcement budgets, as part a bigger plan aimed at curbing violent protests.

This file photo shows the Nassau County Sheriff's Office headquarters.
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A 12-year-old Nassau County boy was arrested Thursday after deputies say he brought three guns and ammo to a private Christian school in Callahan.

The family of Malik Jackson is protesting the City of Tallahassee’s decision to release body camera image of his death in the wake of a grand jury decision. The Grand Jury determined the use of force in three officer-involved shootings was justified. One of those cases involved Tony McDade, who stabbed and killed Jackson before being shot and killed by police.

Boy, 13, Arrested For Threatening Shooting At Lake Asbury Junior High

Sep 2, 2020
Clay County Sheriff's Office / Via Facebook

A 13-year-old student has been arrested and accused of threatening to attack a Clay County school.

Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams (left) and State Attorney Melissa Nelson (right).
Ryan Benk / WJCT News

The Northeast Florida State Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday it’s going to release body camera footage faster after police-involved shootings in Jacksonville.

A transgender woman is suing Pinellas County and more than a dozen members of the sheriff's office over mistreatment she says she suffered in jail. The case highlights challenges the transgender community face in the criminal justice system.

Karla Bello, 37, said the 11 days she spent in the Pinellas County Jail last year were a fight for her life.

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The 40-year-old son of City Council president and former Jacksonville Mayor Tommy Hazouri was arrested Wednesday and charged with 25 counts of child pornography.

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FBI agents arrested Lynn Haven Mayor Margo Anderson at her Jacksonville home Wednesday.

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Jacksonville-based attorney John Phillips announced that he is representing the family of Don Lewis, the missing millionaire who was married to Big Cat Rescue founder Carole Baskin. 

America's First Trial-By-Zoom Comes To Duval County

Aug 10, 2020
Duval County's court system is just one example of how the public sector is using teleconferencing software. This screengrab shows member of the Vermont House of Representatives convening a Zoom meeting.
Wilson Ring / Associated Press

America's first Zoom trial with a binding verdict will come Monday to Duval County, to the court’s remote civil division CV-E, according to WJCT News partner The Florida Times-Union.

St. Johns County Sheriff's Office

The St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in solving the homicides of two men found dead in a burning SUV in 2016.

State Attorney's Office

State Attorney Melissa Nelson’s office released its report and officer-worn body camera video of the officer-involved fatal shooting of Jamee Johnson Monday afternoon, finding the shooting was justified.

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It was a violent Fourth of July weekend for the River City. Police responded to at least 7 shootings that ended with five people dead from Wednesday July 1 to the late hours of Sunday night July 6.

'Slave Owner' Spray Painted On Downtown Andrew Jackson Statue

Jun 23, 2020
Will Dickey / The Florida Times-Union

The Downtown Jacksonville statue of America’s seventh president has been defaced for the second time in two days.

JSO Releases Fatal Police Shooting Body-Cam Footage For First Time

Jun 19, 2020
Florida Times-Union / Via Jacksonville Sheriff's Office

Following weeks of loud demands for the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office to release footage from police shootings, the agency did just that for the first time, showing the killing of a knife-wielding man last year.

Clay Humane

Surveillance photos have documented someone stealing Clay Humane’s mobile unit with a blue pickup truck.

Stephen B. Morton / Associated Press

Attorneys for the families of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd are calling for justice in the recent high-profile deaths.

Years before a former policeman and his son were arrested for killing Ahmaud Arbery in February in Glynn County, Ga., the county police had a tangled history of corruption and scandals.

The Glynn County Police Department's track record of protecting its own is coming under scrutiny as the Georgia Bureau of Investigation takes over the case of the shooting death of Arbery, the 25-year-old black man whose killing has drawn comparisons to a modern-day lynching.

Former Clay County Sheriff's Office Deputy Travis Ryan Pritchard
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Clay County Sheriff's Office Deputy Travis Ryan Pritchard, 36, is accused of having sex with a minor after his arrest on May 2.

In February, a 25-year-old black man went for a run near his family's home outside of Brunswick, Georgia, when he was shot to death by two white men who said they thought he was a robber.

Now, the case of Ahmaud Arbery is making international news headlines after video reported to be of the shooting went viral.

SWAT was called in to assist St. Johns County Sheriff's Office deputies Tuesday afternoon in Ponte Vedra Beach at Sawgrass.
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The St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office said a man who shot at deputies after they found him Wednesday  behind the wheel of a stolen vehicle in front of the Publix in Ponte Vedra Beach has been apprehended.

JSO Vehicle
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Twenty-five Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office personnel, including police officers and corrections officers, are currently under self-quarantine after potential exposure to the coronavirus, according to city officials .

St. Johns Sheriff's Office logo and lights
St. Johns Sheriff's Office

The man killed in a shootout with St. Johns County Sheriff’s deputies Wednesday has been identified as 38-year-old Joshua Noles of Volusia County.

41 Taken To Hospitals After Pepper Spray Incident At Highlands Middle School

Feb 28, 2020
First responders are pictured Friday at Highlands Middle School.
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Firefighters responding to a mass casualty event at Highlands Middle School on Friday afternoon took 41  seventh-grade students suffering effects from pepper spray to area hospitals, according to Duval County Public Schools.

DNA collection photo
Jeff Chiu / Associated Press file photo

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Leon County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday the nation’s first fully automated Rapid DNA collection process is now being used at the Leon County Detention Facility.

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More than a week after human remains were uncovered at a construction site on Jacksonville’s Northside, WJCT News partner News4Jax has obtained photos that were taken at the scene.

JSO: More Human Remains Found In Oceanway Area

Feb 20, 2020
This aerial image shows the Oceanway construction area where human remains were found Tuesday.
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The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday more human remains have been found in a separate site in the Oceanway area.

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