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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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Jacksonville City Councilman Garrett Dennis was among a group who gathered Tuesday afternoon at the scene of a drive-by mass shooting over the weekend. The message was: The status quo isn’t working.

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

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Two people were killed and at least nine others shot during a video game tournament at the Jacksonville Landing Sunday afternoon before the gunman killed himself, police say.

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Sheriff Mike Williams announced Tuesday that two men are under arrest and a third is wanted in Saturday evening's shootout at a Westside strip mall that resulted in the death of 7-year-old Heidy Rivas Villanueva.

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Sheriff Mike Williams, Mayor Lenny Curry and State Attorney Melissa Nelson are set to address the media in reference to an update in the investigation of the shooting death of 7-year-old Heydi Rivas-Villanueva Tuesday at 3 p.m.

Our Friday First Coast Connect Media Roundtable featured WJCT contributor Fred Matthews, Jacksonville Business Journal editor Tim Gibbons, Folio Weekly editor Claire Goforth and WJCT reporter Ryan Benk.

Issues discussed included:

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Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams on Thursday announced a team of officers have volunteered as LGBT liaisons with the goal of helping police better communicate with the LGBTQ community.

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After months of protests and vigils for a string of transgender women killed in Jacksonville, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is holding a community forum Thursday about LGBT safety concerns.

Charges Dropped Against JSO Officer Who Beat Handcuffed Teen

Aug 1, 2018
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A police officer who beat a handcuffed teenager will avoid jail and can continue policing as a result of an agreement with prosecutors to drop charges.

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The number of motorcycles stolen in Jacksonville has more than doubled compared to what it was at the same time last year.

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Following the shootings of four transgender women in Jacksonville this year, LGBT advocates have criticized the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office for identifying the victims as men and using their given names instead of chosen names. Three of the victims died.

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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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