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Outside of City Hall, large building with steps leading to the entrance, a couple of palm trees out in the front
Sky Lebron / WJCT News

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.

JSO patrol vehicle in a parking lot
Via News4Jax

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

JSO Undersheriff Pat Ivey
Jacksonville Sheriff's Office / Via Facebook

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

Mayor Lenny Curry during a protest, speaking to another person who has on a mask, they're both in a large crowd.
Sky Lebron / WJCT News

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry said he believes his countywide mandate is not government overreach or illegal. 

Mayor Lenny Curry adjusting his mask, someone to his left staring at him, signs in the background, courthouse also in the background.
Sky Lebron / WJCT News

Starting Monday, June 29 at 5 p.m., a mask mandate in Duval County goes into effect. At all indoor and public locations where social distancing isn’t possible, a mask will be required. 

Sheriff Mike Williams walking in the center, surrounded by some security, and people around him, with a sign to his right that says "a moment is not a movement"
Sky Lebron / WJCT News

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.

Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams speaking at a podium alongside Mayor Lenny Curry, curtain in the background, next to some damage images from the protest
Sky Lebron / WJCT News

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.

A resident drives his golf card down what usually is a busy street in The Villages, Florida.
John Raoux / Associated Press

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.

Mayor Curry alongside emergency personnel in the city, speaking in front of a table with the city's logo on it. Curtains the the U.S. flag in the background.
Sky Lebron / WJCT News

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry said Tuesday afternoon, the City Council will consider two emergency bills that allow recently retired Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department firefighters and Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office police and corrections officers to work during the COVID-19 crisis without it having an impact on their pensions.

Mayor Lenny Curry speaking with arms on a table, only person in the picture
Via City of Jacksonville YouTube

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry said Friday he is not yet willing to order a shelter-in-place mandate for the city, as other states across the nation have done to prevent the spread of coronavirus. 

JSO Vehicle
News4Jax

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 .

Image provided by John Phillips

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.

Phone in hand.
Alexandra E. Rust / Flickr

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

Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

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.

Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

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.

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office via Facebook Live

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.

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office

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:

Samuel Bogle / WJCT News

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.

Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

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
State Attorney’s Office / via Florida Times-Union

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.

Nan Palmero / Flickr

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

CIty of Jacksonville

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.

WJCT News

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.

Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

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.

Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

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.

Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

A group of advocates upset with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office’s handling of transgender shootings spoke out at the City Council meeting Tuesday evening.

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The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest in the shooting death of 25-year-old Christopher Bing on August 31, 2017, the Sheriff’s Office announced Wednesday morning.

Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office honored the 61 local officers who have died in the line of duty since 1840 at a ceremony Thursday.

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