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Orlando Police Department

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  • Police: Man, 18, jumped to his death to escape arrest

    Police: Man, 18, jumped to his death to escape arrest
    The handcuffed man who died after police say he jumped from a third-floor balcony to avoid arrest Wednesday morning was identified Thursday as 18-year-old Jarrick Pugh. The death will be investigated by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement....
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Stress led teen mom to try to suffocate baby, records say

    Stress led teen mom to try to suffocate baby, records say
    At only 18, Brenna Winter put her dreams of becoming a nurse on hold. She dropped out of Harmony High School in St. Cloud before starting her senior year and was attempting to raise her 3-month-old daughter. The teen mom was unemployed, and her only...
  • Appeal court steps into conflict between judge, Orlando police

    Appeal court steps into conflict between judge, Orlando police
    Facing allegations of bias from prosecutors, Orange County Circuit Judge Tim Shea won't be able to continue overseeing dozens of cases involving the Orlando Police Department, at least for now. Orange-Osceola State Attorney Jeff Ashton had asked Shea to...
  • State attorney, OPD chief: Judge's outbursts show bias against Orlando cops

    State attorney, OPD chief: Judge's outbursts show bias against Orlando cops
    Two of Central Florida's top law-enforcement officials say a local circuit judge previously disciplined for unprofessional behavior has shown in recent courtroom outbursts that he can't be fair to Orlando Police Department officers. Orange-Osceola State...
  • 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...
  • Man slams police for shooting his vehicle

    Man slams police for shooting his vehicle
    In interrogation video released Monday, domestic-violence suspect Derrick Lattimore expresses outrage after police gunfire riddled his car inside a downtown parking garage, leading to an Orlando officer's arrest. "I'm hearing the bullets hit my car...
  • 'Fangate,' Bondi and gun control: Letters

    'Fangate,' Bondi and gun control: Letters
    Weighing 'fangate' Here are the basics: If electronic devices, including fans, were not allowed at the debate on Tuesday, then the chairman should have not allowed it. Period. That being said, Charlie Crist was aware of this rule and chose to simply...
  • Prison reform and police no-shows: Letters

    Prison reform and police no-shows: Letters
    Prison reforms underway In an editorial published on Sept. 27, the Orlando Sentinel called for immediate action to improve the treatment of our inmates and the quality of our staff ("Scott, lawmakers must end abuse in Fla. prisons"). I couldn't agree...
  • Passengers caught with swords, hammers, baseball bats by TSA

    Passengers caught with swords, hammers, baseball bats by TSA
    Deep in the bowels of Orlando International Airport is a small storage room crammed with plastic bins filled with power tools, hammers, samurai swords, meat cleavers and machetes. The seized items, which also include pocketknives, handguns and...