I-TEAM: Arrest of former DEA task force officer has possible ties to the arrest of FHP trooper
The I-TEAM has been digging into the allegations against a former Nassau County Sergeant, who was also a DEA task force officer, and found possible ties to another drug investigation resulting in the arrest of a longtime Florida Highway Patrol trooper.
Investigation into LeAnna Cumber’s possible link to the failed JEA sale is on hold, for now
A special committee is trying to learn what City Councilwoman LeAnna Cumber knew about the failed JEA sale, and why she did not disclose information about her husband’s involvement with a company that was bidding on JEA.
Feds seized records, phone of former Michigan House leader
A former leader of the Michigan House had his phone seized as part of a federal investigation that involved grand jury subpoenas, search warrants and bank records, according to court documents. The details were disclosed in a lawsuit against Rick Johnson and his wife, Janice, over fees charged by the Grand Rapids law firm Secrest Wardle. The firm sued the Johnsons in 2021, saying they had failed to pay $7,500 for legal work performed in the fall of 2020 in connection with the case “United States v. Johnson.”news.yahoo.com
Videos, photos released from investigation into Duval County jail inmate’s death
News4JAX on Friday obtained videos and photos from the Fourth Judicial Circuit State Attorney’s Office as part of the investigation into the death of Daniel Taylor, who died following an altercation with corrections officers.
‘Something needs to be done’: Local service member slams prosecutors’ handling of rape case in viral TikTok
A local service member made her voice heard on social media earlier this week after she accused another military member of rape and blamed the military and criminal justice system for not taking strong enough action.
Jan. 6 hearings live updates: The House select committee to kick off hearings in prime time
Tonight at 8 p.m. ET, the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol is holding its first hearing after months of meeting behind closed doors. The panel has promised "previously unseen material" about the insurrection and will detail the "coordinated, multi-step effort to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election and prevent the transfer of power," it said.
Florida Education Association: rejection of math books is part of a bigger political agenda
One of Florida’s top educators is demanding transparency from Governor DeSantis’ office. It follows the rejection of more than 50 math textbooks alleged to contain prohibited topics like critical race theory and social emotional learning.
I-TEAM: Breaking down increases in Jacksonville rents by ZIP code
The News4JAX I-TEAM continues to hear from people about rising rents throughout the Jacksonville metro area. So, we wanted to take a look at the ZIP codes with the highest rent increase over the past year, and the one ZIP code where the rent has actually decreased.
I-TEAM: Federal health agency investigating complaints related to COVID-19 testing company
Federal officials are investigating numerous complaints related to Center for COVID Control, the company that had been operating a rapid COVID-19 testing site in downtown Jacksonville, the News4JAX I-TEAM learned Friday.
A White off-duty deputy says he shot a Black man who jumped on his truck. Data implies otherwise.
A deputy sheriff in North Carolina is accused of fatally shooting a men he says jumped on his truck. A witness says the man was crossing the street. The truck and the body show no signs of impact, investigators said.washingtonpost.com
‘This has been a bipartisan failure’: Lawmakers call for investigation of Dominican Republic sugar industry
The lawmakers cited an investigation by The Washington Post and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists that described how the family of the late former president of one of the Dominican Republic’s largest sugar companies turned to South Dakota in 2019 to finalize four new trusts. The trusts contained shares of the sugar company, Central Romana and personal wealth worth $14 million.washingtonpost.com
City officials travel to US Capitol to meet with government leaders about embattled apartment community
Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry’s chief of staff, Jordan Elsbury, has spent the last three days in Washington, D.C., meeting with government leaders about the problems at Hilltop Village Apartments.
Federal authorities, Chicago police announce charges in sweeping narcotics investigation
Seventeen people have been charged in a drug trafficking investigation in Chicago, U.S. Attorney John Lausch, officials from U.S. Homeland Security and the Chicago Police Department announced Thursday.chicagotribune.com
New York AG appoints attorneys to lead Cuomo investigation
New York AG appoints attorneys to lead Cuomo investigation Two attorneys were appointed Monday to investigate sexual harassment allegations against New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. State government officials have also called for Cuomo to resign. CBS News correspondent Jericka Duncan reports on the latest updates in the investigation. Then, coauthor of Politico's New York Playbook Anna Gronewold joins CBSN's Elain Quijano to discuss the Cuomo investigation.cbsnews.com
Investigations intensify into assault on U.S. Capitol
Investigations intensify into assault on U.S. Capitol More than six weeks after the attack on the U.S. Capitol, the investigation into how it happened and who was involved continues to turn up new information. CBS News reporter Cassidy McDonald joins "CBSN AM" with the latest.cbsnews.com
Law enforcement prepares for President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration
Law enforcement prepares for President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration The Department of Justice's inspector general is opening an investigation into law enforcement's preparation and response to the January 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. The investigation comes as law enforcement officials ramp up security in the nation's capital amid growing threats of violence between now and Inauguration Day. CBS News' Natalie Brand has the latest from Capitol Hill.cbsnews.com
Justice Department Announces Civil Investigation into Chemical Restraint Use at Two Nevada Juvenile Facilities
The Justice Department announced today that it has opened an investigation into the use of pepper spray at two juvenile correctional facilities run by the Nevada Juvenile Justice Services Agency: the Nevada Youth Training Center and the Summit View Youth Center. The investigation will be conducted under the Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act (CRIPA) and the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act. Both statutes give the department the authority to investigate systemic violations of the constitutional rights of young people in juvenile detention and correctional facilities. The Civil Rights Division’s Special Litigation Section is conducting this investigation. Additional information about the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department is available on its website at www.justice.gov/crt.justice.gov
Justice Department Announces Civil Investigation into Louisiana's Prisoner Release Practices
The Justice Department announced today that it has opened a statewide civil investigation into Louisiana’s prisoner release practices. The investigation will examine the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections’ policies and practices for ensuring the timely release of state prisoners in the custody of the Louisiana Department of Corrections who are incarcerated in state and local correctional facilities, including practices related to prisoners who are eligible for immediate release. The investigation will be conducted under the Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act (CRIPA). The Civil Rights Division’s Special Litigation Section is conducting this investigation jointly with the U.S. Attorney’s Offices for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana. Additional information about the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department is available on its website at www.justice.gov/crt.justice.gov
JFRD: Lackawanna house catches fire Saturday morning
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department responded to a house fire on Shortreed Street, around 7:00 a.m. Saturday Morning. Crews reported seeing heavy flames inside the home. The officers on scene declared the house clear after a search. Within minutes, JFRD announced that the blaze was under control. Command has requested a investigator to look further into the cause of the early morning fire.
The investigation into why Florida paid more than 77-million-dollars for a faulty unemployment technology system is undeway
The investigation into why Florida paid more than 77-million-dollars for a faulty unemployment technology system is undewayPublished: May 28, 2020, 6:08 pmThe inspector General who's looking at documents is asking for patience.