I-TEAM: Questions raised if woman’s civil rights were violated in case of mistaken identity
A News4JAX I-TEAM investigation uncovered a mistaken identity of a Northside woman. The woman, Khristi Jackson, feels her civil rights may have been violated by Jacksonville police officers who forced their way into her home without a warrant.
Lakesha Burton to join News4JAX as the new Crime and Safety Analyst
News4JAX announced Wednesday that Lakesha Burton will join the team as the News4JAX Crime and Safety Analyst. With more than two decades of experience in law enforcement and community service, she will bring valuable insight to the team.
Unopposed: Jacksonville sheriff, constitutional officers
Three city-wide offices that would have been on the ballot in the 2023 city of Jacksonville elections have already been decided, because only one candidate qualified for each office. All three are Republicans, and will begin their terms July 1.
Lakesha Burton files for Jacksonville sheriff’s race in March, but hasn’t ‘made a final decision’
Lakesha Burton, the former assistant chief for the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office who previously ran for sheriff in 2022, has filed the necessary papers to have her name on the March 21 ballot. But in a statement, she said she’s still “considering my options.”
Your Voice Matters: What are your questions for newly-elected Jacksonville Sheriff T.K. Waters?
T.K. Waters will serve as Jacksonville’s next sheriff. Duval County voters chose him with 55% of the vote, over opponent Lakesha Burton. On election night, Tuesday, November 8, Waters told his supporters, “It’s time to get to work. We’re going to take care of the people in our city because it’s absolutely the best city in the entire world.”
Sheriff candidates make final push to hear community concerns, address issues before Election Day
Jacksonville sheriff candidates Democrat Lakesha Burton and Republican T.K. Waters met with the community Monday night at a forum ahead of Election Day as a final push to hear people’s concerns and address the community.
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.
Your Voice Matters: Local ministers say enough with the attacks in the sheriff’s race, focus on fighting crime
There’s a plea from ministers around Jacksonville for the sheriff’s candidates to end the negative campaign ads and focus on the issues. Democrat Lakesha Burton and Republican T.K. Waters are running for Jacksonville Sheriff. Monday, church leaders said on the courthouse steps that the issues of crime and community involvement are being ignored and Jacksonville is losing out.
UNF poll finds Jacksonville City Council candidates Howland, Polson in dead heat
A new poll released Thursday by the Public Opinion Research Lab at the University of North Florida reveals new data from registered voters, and the results show the two candidates for the City Council At Large Group 3 seat neck-and-neck in the race.
Building bonds: Jacksonville officer taking steps to improve police-community relations
Next week, specifically March 13, marks one year since Breonna Taylor was shot and killed by Louisville police officers. According to a USA Today/Ipsos poll, 77% of white people in America trust police, while only 42% of Black people trust police. The poll also found 75% of Black people, but only 42% of white people express trust in Black Lives Matter. Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Assistant Chief Lakesha Burton is trying to improve relationships between police and the community -- one person at a time. Therefore, Burton and community leaders will be feeding the community Monday through Friday at Justina Road Elementary Park.
Councilwoman: Arlington community ‘outraged’ over crime
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – City Councilwoman Joyce Morgan held a community town hall Monday night to get the public’s input on violence in Arlington. Police said the man, whose family identified as Wilson, was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries. Arlington residents who logged on to the Zoom meeting spoke about the recent crime. “This community, as you know, Arlington, is really in mourning,” Morgan said. “One of the things that the entire Arlington community talks about is the lack of action," said Steve Murray, a resident.