Guns, Drugs & Gangs: An inside look at how Jacksonville police address violent crime
Jacksonville Sheriff T.K. Waters believes high-tech, targeted crime fighting will help decrease violence as the city struggles with a high number of shootings and homicides. In January, JSO allowed the I-TEAM to spend several days and nights with special units attached to the project.
Undersheriff set to retire in March, setting off series of new JSO staff appointments
Undersheriff Nick Burgos is set to retire in March after 26 years of service with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, and Sheriff T.K. Waters has announced his replacement and a series of other appointments resulting from the change.
Right before JSO killed a robbery suspect, an officer turned off his bodycam because of a ‘bright blinking light.’ Does that violate policy?
The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office’s pledge to be transparent under Sheriff T.K. Waters is being challenged by a mother who still wants answers following her son’s death.
Law enforcement stresses importance of recognizing signs of human trafficking
Human trafficking can happen anywhere and to anyone — that was the message Tuesday morning from the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, the State Attorney’s Office for the Fourth Judicial Circuit and the FBI during a news conference in recognition of National Human Trafficking Awareness Month.
Monthslong Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office drug operation nets 15 trafficking arrests
“Operation Decrypted,” a four-month investigation by the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office and other partnering agencies, targeted a major drug trafficking organization in Jacksonville, and it resulted in arrests across the country, Sheriff T.K. Waters announced during a Wednesday afternoon news conference.
Attorney: JSO officers went ‘too far’ during traffic stop involving Navy veteran who says he was profiled
After viewing body-worn camera video of a traffic stop involving a Navy veteran who claims he was racially profiled by the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, legal experts are weighing in on the officers’ actions.
The clock is ticking for police in deadly drive-by shooting that took 13-year-old’s life, injured driver
Someone is responsible for a drive-by shooting that killed 13-year-old Prince Holland. Criminal attorney Lee Lockett says every day that passes without information - the community grows sadder and sometimes – quieter.
I-TEAM: JSO Gang Unit internal text chain reveals disparaging & racially insensitive messages
New information has come to light amid a News4JAX I-TEAM investigation into a series of racist tweets from an account associated with the sergeant of the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Gang Unit. Members of the Jacksonville Brotherhood of Police Officers tell the I-TEAM that they made JSO aware of different racially insensitive tweets years ago, and a spokesperson said JSO did nothing to stop it.
Black leaders call for investigation into what all JSO officers post on social media after racist tweets surface
More than a dozen Black pastors gathered on the steps of the Duval County Courthouse on Wednesday, demanding a more extensive investigation into a Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office sergeant’s social media pages and what other officers are posting in public.
Florida Sergeant in Hot Water for Tweet Calling Black People One of ‘America’s Biggest Problems’
Photo Illustration by Luis G. Rendon/The Daily Beast/Jacksonville Sheriff's OfficeA Florida sheriff’s office has launched an internal investigation into one of its own officers who’s been accused of sharing racist tweets online, including one post that insisted Black people were among “America’s biggest problems.”On Tuesday, Jacksonville Sheriff Pat Ivey told local news outlet First Coast News that the department was looking into social media posts linked to Sgt. Douglas Howell, a member of thenews.yahoo.com
Bodycam shows what led to JSO K-9 Huk, men being shot following pursuit & crash
The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday released body camera footage that recorded the events following a pursuit that began in Northwest Jacksonville and ended near the Jacksonville Zoo, where a police K-9 was shot and wounded.
K9s United VP: Quick action by first responders, vet staff likely saved life of JSO K-9 Huk
K9s United Vice President Jay Nix said a new Florida law that the nonprofit helped pass allows first responders to take immediate action when a police dog is injured. That quick action Friday likely saved the life of Jacksonville Sheriff's Office K-9 Huk after he was shot in the line of duty.
Fight with jet skiers on sandbar led to arrest of Jacksonville corrections officer, warrant shows
A dispute with jet skiers on a sandbar that escalated to a physical fight that left one of the jet skiers injured led to the arrest of a Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Corrections Officer, according to a warrant obtained Friday by News4JAX.