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  • More police departments get body cams — will yours?

    More police departments get body cams — will yours?
    Four years ago, camera-clad cops were a rarity. The technology was expensive. And some chiefs didn't like the idea of prying eyes. Times, however, are changing. In a survey of 19 agencies throughout Central Florida, most said they are either already...
  • Cash payments to firefighters spark inquiry, policy change

    Cash payments to firefighters spark inquiry, policy change
    Picture this: an Orlando Fire Department commander walking around a music festival with a backpack stuffed with nearly $45,000, doling out cash-filled envelopes to city firefighters. It's not a back-alley bribery scandal. But until recently, it was...
  • Deputies: 25 arrested in surprise probation sweep in Orange County

    Deputies: 25 arrested in surprise probation sweep in Orange County
    Orange County authorities arrested 25 juveniles and adults in a surprise probation sweep targeting violent prior offenders Wednesday, officials said. During the massive operation, a 22-year-old driver was arrested after she slammed into a Sheriff's...
  • OPD looking to crack down on rise in car burglaries in College Park

    OPD looking to crack down on rise in car burglaries in College Park
    Officer Kevlon Kirkpatrick is well aware that people today lead hectic lives, with busy schedules. He knows what that means for the Orlando Police Department. “The challenge is that the longer we’re on this planet, the busier we are,”...
  • Orlando police shopping for new $230,000 armored vehicle

    Orlando police shopping for new $230,000 armored vehicle
    While some law enforcement agencies are snatching up free military surplus vehicles, Orlando police plan to spend $230,000 for a new armored personnel carrier for the department's SWAT unit. It's not the Orlando Police Department's first armored vehicle...
  • Police investigate Labor Day morning fatal I-4 crash

    Police investigate Labor Day morning fatal I-4 crash
    Westbound lanes of Interstate 4 in Orlando reopened around 9 a.m. on Labor Day after a five-hour shutdown due to a fatal accident. The crash on Interstate 4 in Orlando about 3 a.m. had closed all westbound lanes between South Orange Blossom Trail and...
  • Suspect charged with murder after stray police bullet kills innocent woman

    Suspect charged with murder after stray police bullet kills innocent woman
    The man described by a 911 caller as a "gun wielding maniac" who authorities say drew the fire of a police officer last week — including a stray shot that killed a bystander — now faces a murder charge, the Orlando Police Department said....
  • Records: Cop whose stray bullet killed downtown bar patron had glowing annual review

    Records: Cop whose stray bullet killed downtown bar patron had glowing annual review
    Before police say Officer Eduardo Sanguino's stray bullet fatally struck an innocent woman during a downtown confrontation with an armed man, he was a model cop who showed great initiative and had a "can-do attitude," his latest annual review stated....
  • Sanford man gets 15 years in prison for gun violation

    Sanford man gets 15 years in prison for gun violation
    A Sanford felon prohibited by law from possessing a firearm was sentenced to 15 years in prison for having a handgun in November. Bobby Deon Horn, 32, pleaded guilty on May 28 to a federal charge of illegally possessing a firearm. Senior U.S. District...
  • Suspect's stolen gun not loaded; cop fired 9 times, report says

    The suspect at the center of the deadly confrontation at Vixen Bar in downtown Orlando on Tuesday morning was armed with a stolen but unloaded handgun, according to an arrest report released Wednesday. And although Orlando police say the woman killed...
  • OPD officer fired AR-15 at car 88 feet away, behind closed gate, report says

    OPD officer fired AR-15 at car 88 feet away, behind closed gate, report says
    When Officer David Johnston opened fire on a fleeing suspect at a downtown Orlando apartment complex, nearly 90 feet and closed metal gates separated him from his target, according to newly released prosecution documents. Those are among several new...