Do you think wearing on-body cameras on duty should be mandatory?
The City Council of a tiny north Florida town known as one of the nation's worst speed traps has voted to disband its small police force. The Waldo City Council on Tuesday voted 4-1 to eliminate the department just weeks after the chief and interim chief resigned because of state investigations into many issues, including an illegal ticket quota. More Here.
A Florida police officer is on administrative leave after he fired a stun gun into a 62-year-old woman's back during an arrest. Editor's Note: video includes crude language. Tallahassee Police Chief Michael DeLeo said there will be an internal affairs investigation of the Tuesday incident. More Here.
A pit bull that was Tasered twice by a Flagler County, Fla., sheriff’s deputy and later euthanized “chewed its way through the door” of a bedroom and bit a total of three people before animal control officers could contain the dog, according to a sheriff’s report. More Here.
Recognizing how serious the cut to the artery was, Off-duty Fort Lauderdale police officer Nick Rollins applied a tourniquet to Jenon Wehby's arm to help stop the bleeding. More Here.
Law enforcement officers who work in tourism towns have a two-fold mission, protecting the locals and protecting the droves of tourists that the locals depend upon for their livelihood and their departments depend upon for operating funds. That may sound crass but law enforcement agencies in destination areas have to be aware of the numbers and what they mean.