McGlockton rushed to defend Britany Jacobs, his girlfriend, and shoved Drejka to the ground, surveillance video shows. Drejka pulled out a pistol and shot McGlockton in the chest. McGlockton staggered inside and collapsed. His girlfriend applied pressure to his wound. Their other children were in the car as the shooting unfolded. McGlockton died less than an hour later. … [Read more...] about Sheriff called parking lot shooting legal under ‘stand your ground’ laws. Prosecutors disagreed.
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Other ICE detention centers are contracted through a handful of county sheriffs who rent space in jails. Those counties include Baker, near Jacksonville; Glades, on the rim of Lake Okeechobee; Collier, in southwest Florida; Monroe, in the Keys; Wakulla, south of Tallahassee; and Pinellas in Tampa Bay, which generally houses 50 to 60 detainees a day and is paid $80 per day for each. … [Read more...] about Who’s holding immigrants in Florida? Private vendors, feds and county sheriffs, too.
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. … [Read more...] about DeSantis: Decision Likely This Week on Sheriff in Parkland Shooting
From the fields to the squad car Born to undocumented parents, Roy, Daniel and Billy Galarza grew up in Pierson among the ferns, which are sold for their decorative value. The brothers' father, Pantaleon, who just became a U.S. citizen, crossed the Rio Grande on foot and still works in one of the fields they visited on a recent sunny afternoon. … [Read more...] about This Florida county voted for Trump. But it’s a lot like the sanctuary cities he loathes.
Given an opportunity to confront his critics Thursday, now-retired Broward Sheriff's Deputy Scot Peterson sent his attorney instead before the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission. Attorney Joseph DiRuzzo III told the 14-member panel he had filed a lawsuit hours earlier attempting to block their subpoena. DiRuzzo dropped a copy on the lectern and then walked away. … [Read more...] about Criticized Deputy Doesn’t Testify Before MSD Commission, BSO Sheriff Appears