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Alex Horton and Cleve R. Wootson Jr., The Washington Post Published 12:29 pm PDT, Monday, August 13, 2018 Prosecutors have charged Michael Drejka - who shot and killed a man over a parking spot in July - in a reversal of the sheriff's decision not to bring charges in the incident that prompted debate over "stand your ground" laws. Drejka, 47, was arrested and charged with manslaughter Monday by the district attorney for Pinellas County in western Florida, authorities said. He is being held on $100,000 bond in the killing of Markeis McGlockton, 28, in Clearwater, Florida. The July 19 shooting was the culmination of a heated but brief exchange between the two men. Drejka confronted McGlockton's girlfriend about her vehicle parked in a handicap spot at a convenience store while McGlockton was inside with their 5-year-old son. McGlockton rushed to defend Britany Jacobs, his girlfriend, and shoved Drejka to the ground, surveillance video shows. Drejka pulled out a pistol and … [Read more...] about Sheriff called parking lot shooting legal under ‘stand your ground’ laws. Prosecutors disagreed.
A decision is likely by the end of the week about whether to suspend Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel following a "troubling" report about the deadly school shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last year, Gov. Ron DeSantis said Wednesday. "In Florida, the governor has the ability to suspend government officials for incompetence," DeSantis, who was sworn in on Tuesday, told Fox News' "Fox and Friends." "We just had last week a comprehensive report from the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Commission. It was really troubling to read some of the things that could have been done to prevent one of the most awful tragedies we've had." According to Fox News, Israel has been telling members of his staff he will be suspended from his job. The state-commissioned report made a number of school safety recommendations, including arming teachers. Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri, who chaired the commission, outlined in his 458-page report the errors that were made during the mass … [Read more...] about DeSantis: Decision Likely This Week on Sheriff in Parkland Shooting
Almost a decade ago, a 22-year-old client of Florida attorney Jay Hebert told him she had helped bury the body of a missing real estate agent. Her own boyfriend had murdered the woman, who was his wife, the client said, and then persuaded her to help clean up.The secret haunted Hebert as he drove to work every day past a billboard soliciting tips about the case. He had urged his client to reveal the truth to authorities, but she refused and left the state with her boyfriend, reports the St. Petersburg Times. Hebert himself couldn’t tip authorities about the case because the information was protected from disclosure by attorney-client privilege.“A weight was lifted off Hebert’s shoulders this week when—nine years later—[his former client] finally decided to come forward and lead investigators to woods in North Florida where [the] body was buried,” the Times recounts. Her boyfriend, Robert Glenn Temple, had threatened to kill her, Lesley Stewart told … [Read more...] about Client Who Told Fla. Lawyer in 1999 She Helped Bury Body Now Tells Authorities
An unidentified man brought a semiautomatic weapon into a St. Petersburg, Fla., courthouse lobby today and opened fire before being shot and killed by two Pinellas County sheriff’s deputies.One deputy was wounded when a bullet hit his radio microphone and grazed his shoulder, Jim Bordner, a sheriff’s department spokesman, told the St. Petersburg Times. The assailant had at least one additional magazine for his handgun. The backpack he brought into the courthouse lobby hasn’t yet been completely searched.“Luck and good training were on their side,” Bordner says of the two deputies, B.J. Lyons, 58, and Marvin Glover, 57. Lyons was the one who sustained the injury.“Sheriff’s officials said they could not immediately remember another time when a bailiff fired a weapon in the line of duty,” the newspaper reports.The incident is one of several reported violent episodes at courthouses around the country in recent months. As discussed in earlier … [Read more...] about Man Opens Fire in Fla. Courthouse, is Killed By Sheriff’s Deputies