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Jacksonville City Councilman Garrett Dennis held a public meeting Monday to discuss an amendment he plans to propose during the approval of the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office’s 2020-21 budget.

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An officer with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office has been arrested and charged with felony bribery. 

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The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office has arrested one of its own for the sixth time this year.

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The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday announced the arrest of a police officer, who is facing criminal sex charges in a case out of Michigan.

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State Attorney Melissa Nelson’s Office will be the focal point for the release of body camera footage involving police shootings at the local level, according to Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams.

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Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams held a media conference Tuesday afternoon alongside Mayor Lenny Curry to address the protests that have taken place the last three days.

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Jacksonville District 10 City Councilwoman Brenda Priestly Jackson is among those weighing in the protests and outbreaks of violence in Jacksonville and cities across the country.

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The so-called “Safer At Home” Executive Order issued by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on April 1 says senior citizens and people with significant underlying medical conditions “shall stay at home and take all measures to limit the risk of exposure to COVID-19,” but it seems that is more of a suggestion than a mandate.

Sheriff: Missing Girl's Mom Has Stopped Cooperating With Jacksonville Police

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When Brianna Shontae Williams told Jacksonville investigators that she had last seen her 5-year-old daughter about midnight Wednesday in their new Ivy Street home, that was not the truth, Sheriff Mike Williams said.

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A federal judge is allowing a case to proceed that alleges excessive force by the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office in two separate incidents during a woman’s 2016 arrest.

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Legislation filed this week by Jacksonville City Councilman Garrett Dennis to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana is getting pushback from top city officials.

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The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is warning residents that law enforcement officers are being impersonated in a new phone scam.

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The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office has announced the arrests of six men believed responsible for some of the gun violence on the First Coast.

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An effort between the Jacksonville’s Sheriff’s Office and local hotels could help improve the safety of hotels and motels.

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A Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Corrections officer has been arrested for insurance fraud.

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Forty-six arrests and the seizure of powder and crack cocaine, heroin, and 30 guns concluded a three-year investigation of a Jacksonville gang, known as the Rolling 20's.

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The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Department announced an arrest of one of its corrections officers Tuesday morning.

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Police say they have a 16-year-old suspect in custody in connection with last Friday’s shooting after a Raines High School football game, which left one dead and two wounded.

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Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams said Monday evening he will not step down from his position to be Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis’ running mate.

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Thursday on First Coast Connect we spoke with local attorney John Phillips about the dropping of charges against former JSO officer Timothy James in the beating of handcuffed teen Elias Campos. Phillips represents Campos (01:12).  

Our latest segment of Art Attack featured:

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A few days after three women overdosed in the Duval County jail, the facility’s former director Tara Wildes is calling the incident not an “extremely common” one.

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Thursday on First Coast Connect with guest host Jessica Palombo we talked about the shooting of three transgender woman in Jacksonville and problems with police misgendering the victims with Jacksonville Coalition for Equality Dan Merkan, WJCT reporter Lindsey Kilbride and transgender activist Savannah Bowens (01:00). 

Friday on First Coast Connect our Media Roundtable featured Florida Times-Union reporter David Bauerlein, WJCT contributor Fred Matthews, Florida Politics reporter A.G. Gancarski and Beaches Leader columnist Jon McGowan.

Issues discussed included

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

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The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Friday announced the seizure of more than $1 million worth of cocaine and heroin in the city.

A multi-state drug investigation is ongoing, with 11 suspects arrested and three still at large.


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Car burglaries in Jacksonville are down 25 percent so far this year compared to the first 25 days of January 2017. But a large number of guns — more than 500 of them in 2017—continue to be stolen from unlocked cars.

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Tuesday on First Coast Connect we spoke with Former Chairman of the Council of American-Islamic Relations Parvez Ahmad about the arrest of an Arlington man who was plotting a mass shooting at the Islamic Center of North East Florida (00:59).

We heard reaction to the five-year federal prison sentence for former Congresswoman Corrine Brown with Florida Times-Union reporter Nate Monroe and WJCT’s Ryan Benk (05:47).

We talked about a new coalition to bring a Boys & Girls Club of Northeast Florida facility to Arlington near Jacksonville University with JU President Tim Cost and Boys & Girls Club President Paul Martinez (17:38).

Our latest segment of Moveable Feast featured the 50th anniversary of the Alhambra Dinner Theatre (24:10).  

Kathleen Schofield from Jacksonville’s STEM2 Hub talked this week marking Computer Science Education Week in America (33:38).

Nineteen year old Jacksonville University student Skyler Nolan gave us a preview of the upcoming Jazzy Noel concert at Unity Church Jacksonville (46:00). 


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A Jacksonville Sheriff's Office detective faces charges of theft and tampering with evidence, officials announced Friday.

Investigators are still looking for a motive.


Friday on “First Coast Connect,” we had our weekly Media Roundtable.  David Bauerlein from The Florida Times Union, Folio Weekly editor Claire Goforth and Jacksonville Business Journal editor Timothy Gibbons (01:46) took part.

We heard about the upcoming Sulzbacher Center’s “Transformations” event with co-chair Darnell Smith and Sulzbacher Chief Development Officer Eileen Briggs (40:41)  

We also spoke with the editor in chief of the new local publication, Salty at Heart, Kirstin Thompson (47:25).  

 

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