9-year-old girl, TV reporter fatally shot in Central Florida neighborhood, sheriff says
Three people are dead after shootings Wednesday, including a 9-year-old girl, and a television journalist who was in a Central Florida neighborhood reporting on a homicide that had occurred earlier in the day, according to Orange County Sheriff John Mina.
Death of Central Florida teen raises master-key concerns. Here’s how to protect yourself
Apartment complex safety is a top concern for many residents after disturbing new details surfaced this week in the case of a Central Florida woman who was found dead in the woods a week after she disappeared from her unit.
Authorities: Body of missing Florida college student found
Authorities say they have found the body of a missing Florida college student who disappeared a week ago. A maintenance worker who entered her apartment unauthorized the day she disappeared and later killed himself is the prime suspect. Orange County Sheriff John Mina said Saturday that authorities found Miya Marcano’s body in a wooded area near an apartment building.news.yahoo.com
Person of Interest ‘Rebuffed’ by Missing Florida College Student Kills Himself
via Instagram/Orange County Sheriff's OfficeLocal authorities in Orlando, Florida, said Monday that a maintenance worker they had identified as a person of interest in the disappearance of 19-year-old Miya Marcano—who has been missing since Friday—was found dead in an apparent suicide.Orange County Sheriff John Mina said that Armando Manuel Caballero, 27, a maintenance employee where Miya Marcano lived and worked, had repeatedly expressed “romantic interest” in the Valencia College sophomore—andnews.yahoo.com
Crackdown on Protesters Near Chauvin Vacation Spot Collapses
Photo by Minnesota Department of Corrections via Getty ImagesJust days before killer cop Derek Chauvin was to be sentenced to prison for murdering George Floyd, a proposed protest crackdown in the Florida community he once called a vacation home went up in smoke.After accusing the county mayor and sheriff of attempting to strongarm through an ordinance banning protests at peoples’ homes, commissioners in central Florida’s Orange County met late Tuesday to give actual residents a chance to commennews.yahoo.com
Drama Erupts Near Chauvin Vacation Spot in Florida
Police Handout via GettyConvicted murderer Derek Chauvin is nowhere in sight, and yet he’s still making chaos in a tiny town in Florida.The disgraced Minneapolis cop who murdered George Floyd on camera owns a vacation spot in the town of Windermere, Florida, population approximately 3,000. But even as he flails in last-ditch attempts to soften his sentence, this community has become consumed with drama over BLM protests, the First Amendment, and residents officials say are thirsty for quiet.On Tnews.yahoo.com
Florida deputy suspended for Facebook post about Muslims
ORLANDO, Fla. – A central Florida sheriff’s deputy was suspended for nearly a month after a civil rights group asked for an investigation into his Facebook posts about Muslims. In a February 2020 post on his personal Facebook page, Johnson wrote that “Muslims are taking over America,” calling them the “most intolerant people when it comes to other religions,” the report said. !” Johnson wrote in the post. None of those deputies reported the post to the agency, and none said they had concerns with the post when interviewed by internal investigators. Mina told the newspaper deputies have an obligation to report any policy violations they see while on duty, but said that is not the case for an off-duty deputy.
From police chief to VP? Inside Val Demings' unlikely path
FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2019, file photo, Rep. Val Demings, D-Fla., gives her opening statement during a House Judiciary Committee markup of the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Capitol Hill in Washington. Demings is among the women Joe Biden is considering for his vice presidential running mate. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
From police chief to VP? Inside Val Demings' unlikely path
(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)ORLANDO, Fla. Val Demings has already been vice president. We created an environment of inclusion, Hartley said, recalling how she and Demings invited white students to join. In sixth grade, she was part of a group of black students bused to a predominantly white school 15 miles from home as part of desegregation. Being the first Blacks to integrate Loretta Elementary School wasnt always the best, most fun experience, Demings said. One lady called my district office and said, Well, why is she trying to dress like a white woman?" Demings said.
Report: Woman shot by deputies was a U.S. Army veteran
Tracy Drowne pointed a gun at two deputies who came to her house while investigating a battery call on Tuesday afternoon, Orange County Sheriff John Mina said in a statement. A neighbor called the sheriff's office to report that Drowne hit him during an argument about his 16-year-old daughter, according to a sheriff's statement. The sheriff's office hasn't said what caused the confrontation with the neighbor. There were issues that she was dealing with, Perez told the newspaper. The sheriffs office is also completing an internal review.
Florida school deputy who grabbed girl by the head fired
ORLANDO, Fla. - A school resource deputy in Florida has been fired after he was caught on video pulling a girl's head back as he took her into custody, authorities said. In body camera footage released by the Orange County Sheriff's Office, the school deputy approaches the girl, grabbing her arm and putting it behind her back while saying, "You're the one who started this s**t in school. "I'm tired of this s**t," the deputy says as he pulls back the girl's head, which is wrapped with a scarf. "I am extremely upset, disappointed and outraged by the conduct of our deputy sheriff in this instance," Mina told reporters. "I want the community to know that this type of behavior is not going to be tolerated at the Orange County Sheriff's Office."