| Sep 20, 2014
| 11:22 AM
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...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 11:16 AM
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...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 4:21 AM
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...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 12:02 PM
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,”...
| Sep 5, 2014
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...
| Sep 1, 2014
| 5:22 AM
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...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 10:48 AM
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....
| Aug 22, 2014
| 2:04 PM
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....
| Aug 21, 2014
| 6:06 AM
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...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 3:27 PM
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...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 2:36 PM
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...