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Orange County Sheriff's Office

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  • Concerns about Daniel Saylor had surfaced before he was named Windermere chief

    Concerns about Daniel Saylor had surfaced before he was named Windermere chief
    WINDERMERE – Even before he was named Windermere Police chief nearly nine years ago, concerns had surfaced about Daniel Saylor's ability to lead the department, according to his personnel file. In her formal letter offering Saylor the chief job...
  • Windermere Police Chief Daniel Saylor asked statewide police group to destroy records of his suspension

    Windermere Police Chief Daniel Saylor asked statewide police group to destroy records of his suspension
    More than a year before his recent arrest, Windermere Police Chief Daniel Saylor asked Florida's largest police executive organization to destroy public records documenting his suspension for misbehavior, records released this week show. The Florida...
  • Mayor: Windermere didn't know police chief's troubles with state group

    Mayor: Windermere didn't know police chief's troubles with state group
    No one in Windermere government knew that police Chief Daniel Saylor had been suspended from the Florida Police Chiefs Association in 2009, or that Saylor had asked the association to shred public documents, according to a new memo posted on the town's...
  • Interim Windermere Police Chief talks about his priorities going forward

    Interim Windermere Police Chief talks about his priorities going forward
    Interim Windermere Police Chief Ralph Groover says the next few months are a time to show town residents they are protected by an upstanding police force — despite the recent arrest of his predecessor on corruption charges. Groover, 51, was sworn...
  • Credit-card, debit-card risks grow as thieves 'skim' your numbers

    Credit-card, debit-card risks grow as thieves 'skim' your numbers
    Without a gun, without a knife, without breaking into the bank he preyed upon, a young man in a baseball cap and sunglasses stole thousands of dollars from clueless customers at an Orlando SunTrust. When he thought no one was looking, police say, he...
  • Zimmerman's new attorney: My client is a victim

    Zimmerman's new attorney: My client is a victim
    George Zimmerman's new attorney, Hal Uhrig, has come out swinging. Less than 72 hours after announcing he was on the defense team, he's done interviews on CBS, NBC, CNN and the Fox network, and he's aggressively pushing this message: George Zimmerman is a...
  • Hazing death: FAMU postpones review of anti-hazing rules

    Hazing death: FAMU postpones review of anti-hazing rules
    The president of Florida A&M University announced late Thursday that he was postponing the work of a task force he appointed to review anti-hazing rules at FAMU, which is reeling after the hazing-related death of drum major Robert Champion in Orlando last...
  • Dead FAMU drum major's parents speak out about son — and against culture of hazing

    Dead FAMU drum major's parents speak out about son — and against culture of hazing
    From the time Robert Champion was a 6-year-old kid watching his first parade, he knew his destiny. Awestruck at the sight of a drum major leading a band along the streets of Atlanta, the boy began to beg his parents for any kind of musical instrument he...
  • FAMU student leaders call for an end to hazing

    FAMU student leaders call for an end to hazing
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida A&M President James Ammons said Monday the university is committed to breaking a conspiracy of silence that has for decades shrouded hazing practices at the school and finally resulted in a band member's death....
  • 3 arrested in hazing of FAMU freshman

    3 arrested in hazing of FAMU freshman
    Three students at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University were arrested Monday on charges of hazing a freshman so severely that her leg was broken, Tallahassee police said. James Harris, 22, Aaron Golson, 19, and Sean Hobson, 23, are charged...
  • RX for Danger: Fathers' painful bond — they lost sons to overdoses

    RX for Danger: Fathers' painful bond — they lost sons to overdoses
    On Sept. 20, Dan Phillips broke into his son Chad's bedroom, found the 20-year-old unresponsive from a drug overdose and tried to revive him. Eight days later, and just a few miles away, Jim Millar picked the lock to his 15-year-old's room and...