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 infrastructure gets a fresh set of eyes as new committee has first meeting
Preparing for a new mayor and administration in Jacksonville--transition teams are starting to meet to discuss how to better the city. Mayor-elect Donna Deegan takes the oath of office on Saturday, taking over for outgoing Mayor Lenny Curry. Wednesday – we sat in on the first infrastructure committee meeting – it’s a group that covers everything from potholes to police.
Police search for 5 shooters in high school football ambush
Authorities have publicly identified the 14-year-old killed in a shooting that also wounded four other teens as they walked away from a Philadelphia high school athletic field after a football scrimmage, saying they believe he was not the intended target of the shooting.
JSO keeping watch outside clinic following reports of unruly anti-abortion protesters
Hundreds of people are expected to rally Saturday outside the Duval County Courthouse for abortion rights. This comes after a draft opinion was leaked earlier this month, suggesting that the U.S. Supreme Court could be poised to overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade case that legalized abortion nationwide. Since then, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office has received reports of unruly anti-abortion protesters outside A Woman’s Choice of Jacksonville clinic.
Police speak to Scottish leader Sturgeon over mask slip-up
Police said Monday that they spoke to Scotland’s leader to reminder her about sticking to coronavirus mask rules after she was filmed without a face covering indoors, Police Scotland said officers reminded First Minister Nicola Sturgeon of the “importance of wearing a face covering when there is a legal requirement to do so.”.
Police ask for help to find missing Atlantic Beach woman
Atlantic Beach police are asking the public to be on the lookout for a 45-year-old woman who has been missing since Saturday. Police said Kinsey Smith McCullough has known mental health needs. Police said she left her home on 2nd Street in Atlantic Beach on foot Jan. 16 around 11 p.m. and her destination was not known. McCullough is described as a white woman, about 5 feet, 6 inches tall and weighing about 100 pounds. Police said if you make contact with anyone fitting her description, please contact Detective M. J. Fissel at 904-247-5859 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
New bill broadens drone limitations for police, firefighters, and state agencies
Big changes could be coming to the way police, firefighters, and other agencies use them at work. “They have proven to be very, very helpful to law enforcement,” Jefferson said. If the proposal clears through Tallahassee, police could use them to manage traffic and collect evidence at crime scenes and traffic crashes. The bill, however, specifies traffic tickets could not be issued based upon footage or images captured by a drone. If the law enforcement agency first obtains a search warrant signed by a judge authorizing the use of a drone.
Teenager checks herself into hospital with gunshot wounds
JACKSONVILLE, Fla – Police were called to Memorial Hospital around 3:30 a.m. Saturday after a young woman walked in with gunshot wounds. The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said the victim told investigators that she was walking near Philips Highway and Emerson Street with another boy when a car with multiple passengers drove past them. The car turned around, drove toward them and someone inside started shooting. The young woman was shot, but police said her injuries were not life-threatening. They are both cooperating with policeAnyone with information is encouraged to contact the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office at 904-630-0500 or call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-866-845-TIPS (8477).
Police announce 2 arrests in deadly shooting at Mega Supermarket
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Jacksonville police have arrested two men in their 30s in connection with the shooting death of a man late last month at a Mega Supermarket on Moncrief Road West. Police said the shooting was reported before 10:20 p.m. Nov. 23 and when they found the victim, he had life-threatening injuries. Jacksonville Fire Rescue took him to the hospital, where he died the next day. Police said investigators identified two suspects in the shootings: Victor Williams, 31, and Cornell Williams, 36. No other details, including a motive for the shooting, were immediately released.
Police make quick arrest in murder at Sherwood Forest home
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Within hours of a man in his 30s being shot to death in Northwest Jacksonville, police announced an arrest in the case. Officers responded to Norfolk Road, in a neighborhood just south of the Trout River, around 9:15 p.m. Sunday. Police said the man had been shot several times. The Sheriff’s Office believes the victim was engaged in some form of an altercation with a man before the shooting and had taken that person into custody. On Monday morning, police announced Malik Simmons, 23, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder.
Berlin police forcefully disperse protest over virus rules
Police in Berlin have requested thousands of reinforcements from other parts of Germany to cope with planned protests by people opposed to coronavirus restrictions. Officers avoided shooting the cannons directly at protesters because there were children in the crowd, and they worked slowly and methodically to disperse the crowd, Berlin police spokesman Thilo Cabiltz said. The protest crowd thinned significantly by late afternoon as many demonstrators marched back to the city's main train station, chanting and blowing whistles. German authorities took the rare step Tuesday of banning a series of protests directly outside the parliament building due to security concerns. “If that does not help, the only course that remains is to disperse the gathering,” the department said on Twitter.
1 killed in crash on San Jose Boulevard, police say
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – One person was killed in a crash Saturday evening on San Jose Boulevard, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. Around 11:45 p.m., police, along with the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department, responded to a single-vehicle crash on San Jose Boulevard near Julington Creek Road. When they arrived at the crash site, according to police, they determined the victim was dead. The road conditions were wet, and the vehicle left the roadway striking a concrete pole and a tree, according to JSO. Speed factors will be determined in the investigation, police said.
Man dies after shooting on Claudia Spencer Street, police say
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A man in his mid-30s was killed Wednesday night in a shooting on Claudia Spencer Street, Jacksonville police said. Police said they were called to reports of a person shot on the street, which is in the Longbranch area south of Tallyrand. Police and paramedics found the man with at least one gunshot wound. They are trying to find witnesses or surveillance video. If you have any information, contact the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office at 904-630-0500, or you can provide tips anonymously via Crimestoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.
Jacksonville family speaks out after 19-year-old killed by police outside Chicago
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A devastated Jacksonville family is demanding answers after a 19-year-old was shot and killed by police during a traffic stop outside of Chicago. Stinnette attended Terry Parker High School in Jacksonville and had moved to Chicago recently, his family said. Stinnette’s family said they have since heard conflicting stories, including one from a possible witness. This can’t happen to another family,” Banks said. He had no weapon.”Adding to their heartache, Stinnette’s family members said he was still recovering after being severely injured in an August crash.
Grand jury audio details raid that killed Breonna Taylor
Hours of material in the grand jury proceedings for Taylors fatal shooting by police have been made public on Friday, Oct. 2. When police came through the door using a battering ram, Taylor’s boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, fired once. On the March night in question, police arrived after midnight at Taylor's apartment with a narcotics warrant to search the home. Another man gave three differing accounts — in two of them saying he heard officers identify themselves. No one else entered Taylor's apartment until a SWAT team arrived — even as she lay bleeding.
Woman walks out of jail after posing as cellmate, police say
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A 36-year-old woman was mistakenly released from the Duval County jail over the weekend after impersonating another inmate, authorities said. Jessica Hanson was taken into custody Tuesday evening within a half-hour of the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office asking for the public’s help in tracking her down. Hanson, who was arrested Sept. 15 in a motor vehicle theft case, somehow duped authorities into believing she was her cellmate and was set free on Sunday. The Sheriff’s Office said Hanson is now charged with escape. Additional details about the incident were not immediately released.
38-year-old man shot, killed in Palatka, police say
PALATKA, Fla. – Palatka police said a 38-year-old man was shot and killed Monday night near 9th and Main streets. Police said they were called to the area about 9:21 p.m. Monday after reports that a person had been shot. They found the man dead of a single gunshot wound. Police said they have no information on a suspect and the investigation is ongoing. The death is being considered a homicide.
Man killed in shooting on Lambert Street
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Jacksonville police said a man was killed Friday in a shooting on Lambert Street. According to Sgt. Steve Rudlaff, police were sent to the scene at about 4 p.m. They found the body of a man in his 20s. The man was not identified and there was no description of the shooter.
Anti-immigrant protesters scuffle with police in UK's Dover
Anti-migrant protesters react with police, in Dover, England, Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020. (Stefan Rousseau/PAvia AP)LONDON Far-right protesters clashed with police Saturday in the English port of Dover, where thousands of migrants have arrived in recent months after crossing the Channel in small boats. Anti-racism protesters held a rival demonstration in the town to say asylum-seekers were welcome. Refugees welcome onto the White Cliffs of Dover overlooking the English Channel. More than 5,000 migrants have crossed the Channel, one of the worlds busiest waterways, this year, most during the warm summer months.
Pedestrian shot on Old Middleburg Road; JSO searching for evidence
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. A man told police he was shot while walking northbound on Old Middleburg Road North late Friday night, according to the Jacksonville Sheriffs Office. The victim also claims not to have seen the shooter. Officers searched the area where the victim said the shooting took place but were unable to find evidence of a crime scene. Police are asking anyone who may have information that could help investigators to contact JSO either by phone at (904) 630-0500 or by email at JSOcrimetips@Jaxsheriff.org. To remain anonymous, call First Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS (8477).
Man and woman injured in early morning shooting in Moncrief
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Jacksonville Sheriffs Office investigators are trying to find out what led up to a man and woman being shot early Monday morning. It happened on North Myrtle Avenue before 2:30 a.m. Investigators said a man and woman, both in their 20s, were shot. According to police, one of them was taken to the hospital in critical condition and the other had non-life threatening injuries. JSO said there was no suspect information available. Anyone with information is asked to call the Jacksonville Sheriffs Office at 904-630-055 or CrimeStoppers at 866-845-TIPS.
Glynn County Police Department hosting virtual town hall
GLYNN COUNTY, Ga. Wednesday night, the Glynn County interim police chief is inviting residents to log on and participate in a virtual town hall meeting. Join us for a virtual town hall meeting where Chief Wiggins will answer questions pertaining to the Glynn County Police... Posted by Glynn County Police Department on Friday, 26 June 2020Earlier this year, a grand jury indicted Chief John Powell along with three others. The department has been through a lot and we want to show the community we serve that we are open and transparent.In the last few years, the Glynn County police department has come under scrutiny. Arberys case reignited lawmakers push for a bill to allow voters to have a say this November whether to abolish Glynn County Police Department. With the perpetrators ties to local investigators, some saw Arberys case as an example of Glynn County law enforcement protecting its own.
Beaches businesses, police prepare for Republican National Convention
Beaches businesses, police prepare for Republican National ConventionPublished: July 7, 2020, 6:51 pmAs the start of the Republican National Convention grows closer, just 47 days away as of Tuesday, Jacksonville is gearing up for a large number of visitors.
NASCAR driver raced in Back the Blue car in support of police
Days after NASCAR's only full-time black driver raced in a Black Lives Matter-themed car, a competitor drove with a symbol of Blue Lives Matter on its hood. The Thin Blue Line flag resembles an American flag but in black and white, with one blue stripe in the middle. The space above the blue line represents societal order, and the space below the line is meant to be crime and chaos. The "thin blue line" of law enforcement separates the two, according to Thin Blue Line USA, which makes pro-police clothing and gifts that support police nonprofits. NASCAR bans the Confederate flag and a driver supports Black Lives MatterJune is turning out to be quite eventful for NASCAR.
Florida police K9 bitten by snake while searching for missing baby
PASCO COUNTY, Fla. – A K9 assisting the Federal Bureau of Investigation in a search for a missing baby was bitten by a water moccasin in the Everglades on Thursday. As investigators and officers were searching the area, Heidi Sievers, Forensic Investigator (FI) and K9 Phi’s handler noticed that K9 Phi was limping. “The Pasco Sheriff’s Office is thankful for the quick actions of BluePearl in K9 Phi’s care," the Pasco Sheriff’s Office said. “Their professionalism and communication with FI Sievers and Cpl. While K9 Phi is a working dog, he is also a part of not only the Pasco Sheriff’s Office family, but also FI Sievers’ family, as our K9s live at home in off duty hours.
A police dog killed in the line of duty will be buried in a special casket bearing his portrait
(CNN) – A Utah paint shop that specializes in motorcycles and classic cars has designed a customized casket for a fallen police dog. The police department contacted Rawtin Garage with an urgent request to honor Hondo’s life: a customized casket. Hondo’s casket 💔 🐕 What an honor it was to paint a hero’s casket. "What an honor it was to paint a hero's casket," the garage posted on Facebook. The crew at Rawtin Garage normally custom paints motorcycles and classic cars this was their first casket design.
Proceeds from this year’s ‘Guns and Hoses’ game to help support family of firefighter lost at sea
The Gonzalez family came out to support the Hoses, but there was also a lot of support for the Guns. “We've been waiting to play this game for a year,” said Daniel Perrotti, the captain of the “Guns” team. Many of the proceeds will go to help support the family of Brian McCluney, one of two firefighters lost at sea over the summer. "We love doing events like this,” said Stephen Myers, the captain of the “Hoses” team. And it's a lot of fun.”He added, "Most people, once they see a live hockey game, get hooked on this game.
Police: Toddler found unresponsive at Happy Acres Ranch day care dies at hospital
Police: Toddler found unresponsive at Happy Acres Ranch day care dies at hospitalPublished: November 26, 2019, 6:53 pmA 13-month-old boy who was found unresponsive Tuesday at Happy Acres Ranch day care was rushed to a hospital and later died, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.
Lake City Police arrest man wanted for shooting during an argument
LAKE CITY, Fla. – Lake City police said they arrested a man Sunday who was wanted in connection with a shooting that happened during an argument on Wednesday. Charles Ponds was taken into custody and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He is being held without bond in the Columbia County Jail. Lake City police said Ponds shot at Mario Denson and Kimberly Anderson Wednesday around 10:40 a.m. but neither was wounded because they ran when Ponds pulled a gun. No word on what prompted the argument.
Police: Doctor killed woman, self in St. Simons Island
ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. – After a St. Simons Island doctor and a woman were found dead at a medical clinic, police said investigation revealed the doctor killed the woman then himself. Glynn County police received a 911 call just before 6 p.m. March 6 of a person being found dead at Redfern Village on Redfern Drive. When officers arrived at the medical office of Dr. William Nelson, 63, they found his body and the body of Catherine Tortorete, 51. Glynn County police said the deaths appeared to be a murder-suicide, and further investigation showed Nelson murdered Tortorete and then killed himself.