Lawmakers ask DOJ to investigate after 12 deaths at Duval County jail so far this year
The News4JAX I-TEAM has reported on twelve in-custody deaths at the jail so far this year, including three that were just in the past month and a half. State Representatives Angie Nixon and Tracie Davis are now asking the Department of Justice for a federal investigation. The DOJ responded to their request, acknowledging the letter and referring it for review.
Man sentenced to 12 years for ‘random’ 2022 shooting with AK-47 that left Westside resident dead
Man who officers said had to be subdued by a K-9 and was critically injured after what police described as a “random” shooting that left a Westside resident dead in November 2022 pleaded guilty to manslaughter.
VIDEO: JSO body cam shows officer involved shooting, man charges at officer
The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office released body cam video of a deadly officer involved shooting in the Lake Forest neighborhood Sunday, August 6.In the video, you can see the officer driving up to the scene, he’s immediately met by a man and woman who tell him their friend and dog were stabbed. The video is blurred where the dead man and dog are laying in the yard.
Jacksonville City Council begin budget talks, focus on public safety
The Jacksonville City Council began debating how your tax dollars are going to be spent. On Thursday, they took up two top priorities, the fire department and the sheriff's office. Each department is asking for more financial help, and it looks like they're going to get it.
TELL US: Do you have a loved one in the Duval County Jail, and are you worried about their health care?
Another inmate has died in the Duval County Jail from a medical episode. Rebecca Faircloth, 62, was arrested in 2021. She was sentenced Friday to ten years in prison for attempted murder and firearms charges. She died in jail Monday. This comes weeks after JSO announced NaphCare will provide healthcare at the jail, taking over for Armor.
JSO officer ‘demonstrated conduct unbecoming’ during traffic stop of Black veteran, internal investigation finds
Investigators with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Internal Affairs division have completed an investigation into a JSO traffic stop where a local veteran claims he was the victim of racial profiling.
JSO details why it terminated its contract with private jail healthcare provider Armor Health
This week, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office announced it is terminating a $98 million contract with inmate healthcare provider Armor Health less than a year into the five-year contract. The termination letter obtained by News4JAX details the reasons why.
Sheriff announces ending of $98M contract with embattled jail healthcare provider
Jacksonville Sheriff T.K. Waters and Mayor Donna Deegan held a news conference on Tuesday evening to announce the end of a $98 million contract with Armor Correctional Health Services, which administers healthcare to inmates at the Duval County jail.
Police name suspect in deadly stabbing on Edgewood Ave.
The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office have identified a suspect in the deadly stabbing that happened near Value Pawn on Edgewood Avenue Sunday, June 4. After following up on evidence and interviewing witnesses, police identified the suspect as Steve Kent Ziegler, 62. A warrant has been issued for Ziegler for murder.
Duval jail healthcare provider accused after death of former inmate says it ‘delivered quality medical care’
For the first time since it was accused of failing to provide an inmate his essential medication — which his family says led to his death — News4JAX heard from the company that provides healthcare at the Duval County jail.
Records confirm man did not receive heart transplant medicine in Duval County Jail. He died days later
Records from the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office confirm a Jacksonville man did not receive any doses of an essential medication while at the Duval County Jail on a misdemeanor charge in November. After spending a weekend in jail, Dexter Barry, 54, died a few days after being released.
Local law enforcement brings awareness to boating safety, manatee zones ahead of holiday weekend
Not many boaters were on the water on Wednesday, but that will change this weekend.Local law enforcement agencies are bringing awareness to boating safety and manatee safety as the summer boating season approaches.
LIVE: Local sheriffs, mayor-elect Deegan address growing issue of violence against law enforcement officers
Local sheriffs and Jacksonville’s next mayor on Wednesday evening are set to hold a news conference to discuss what they are saying is a growing issue of violence against law enforcement officers.
JSO releases photo of gun, IDs Broward County man shot by officer following attempted Orange Park arrest
A man who was connected to a Broward County murder investigation was shot in Jacksonville by police Friday evening after they attempted to apprehend him, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.
‘Dangerous and audacious’: Street racers shut down Jacksonville highway to perform overnight car stunts
The video shows cars spinning out with passengers hanging out of the window recording video. Others perform a blockade on the highway. There’s a line of traffic stopped with some motorists honking their horns in anger.