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Florida Officers Escort Wounded Colleague's Son to First Day of School

August 13, 2018
Officer Kevin Valencia was shot in the face while responding to a domestic violence call in which the suspect reportedly ultimately killed four children before taking his own life. Orlando Police Chief John Mina said members of Valencia's squad took Caleb and his mother to school Friday.

Orlando PD Revises Social Media Policy to Include Possible Firing

August 3, 2018
Orlando police officers can now face termination for violating the department's social media policy, following an officer's controversial Facebook posts that prompted frustration among the agency's civilian oversight board.

Victims, Families of Pulse Shooting Must Re-File Lawsuit Against Police

August 2, 2018
U.S. District Judge Paul Byron said the suit was not specific enough "to allow the city of Orlando and the police officers to make an adequate defense" and gave the group two weeks to file another complaint.

Florida Department Extends Test of Amazon's Facial Recognition Software

July 9, 2018
The Orlando Police Department plans to continue its test of Amazon's controversial "Rekognition" facial recognition software, despite opposition from civil rights groups and even company employees and investors.

Orlando Officer Shot in Standoff Still in Coma But Responsive, Wife Says

June 27, 2018
Valencia says the doctors are asking her husband to make small gestures, such as giving a thumbs-up or squeezing a hand, and he is responding to those requests.

Orlando Officer Shot in Head Now Breathing on his Own

June 25, 2018
The shooting of Officer Kevin Valencia began a standoff that ended when the barricaded gunman killed four children before killing himself.

Orlando Officer in Coma After Standoff Shooting

June 13, 2018
A trauma surgeon said Wednesday at a news conference that Orlando Police Officer Kevin Valencia is in critical condition but has shown signs of responsiveness.

Four Children, Barricaded Man, Discovered Dead Following 20-Hour Florida Standoff

June 11, 2018
Orlando Police Chief John Mina said during a press conference that officers entered the apartment around 2100 hours on Monday and discovered that all the children held hostage were dead.

Orlando Officer Shot in Head, Suspect Barricaded with 4 Children

June 11, 2018
Officer Kevin Valencia was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center where he underwent surgery. Police Chief John Mina told reporters the officer,who is in his late 20s, was in critical condition but was expected to live. There are reports Valencia was shot in the temple.

Orlando Officer Shot, 4 Children Held Hostage by Suspect

June 11, 2018
The officer, whose name has not been released, was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center where he underwent surgery. Orlando police Chief John Mina told reporters just before 9 a.m. that the officer is expected to live.

31 Orlando Officers Sued Over Response to Pulse Nightclub Massacre

June 7, 2018
A new federal lawsuit claims a city police officer acting as a security guard didn't do his job and more than two dozen of his colleagues failed in their duties or violated the civil rights of surviving victims after the 2016 Orlando, FL, nightclub massacre.

Officer who Responded First to Orlando Nightclub Massacre Invited to State of the Union

January 30, 2018
Gruler, a 17-year veteran of the force, was working security at the club and was the first officer to encounter the gunman that morning.

Orlando Officers Use Vehicle Lights to Boost Morale of Hospitalized Children

January 17, 2018
The children returned the greeting by flashing their room lights back. The officers then went in the hospital to meet the kids. More Here.

Video: Orlando Officers Use Vehicle Lights to Boost Morale of Hospitalized Children

January 17, 2018
The children returned the greeting by flashing their room lights back. The officers then went in the hospital to meet the kids.

Suspect Wounded in Gunfight with Orlando Bicycle Officer

October 16, 2017
An armed person was shot and wounded after firing gunshots at an Orlando bike patrol officer early Monday, police said.

2 Suspects Arrested After Trying to Loot Orlando Gun Store During Irma

September 11, 2017
The other suspect was taken into custody after some members of the Orlando SWAT team deployed gas in the store.

Orlando Officer to Receive Disability Pension for PTSD from Nightclub Massacre

July 14, 2017
An Orlando police officer who said he developed post-traumatic stress disorder after the Pulse nightclub terror attack will be able to get a disability pension following a months-long battle. More Here.

Video: Orlando Officer to Receive Disability Pension for PTSD from Nightclub Massacre

July 14, 2017
An Orlando police officer who said he developed post-traumatic stress disorder after the Pulse nightclub terror attack will be able to get a disability pension following a months-long battle.

Report Says Police Response to Hostage Incidents May Need to Change in Wake of Orlando Nightclub Massacre

May 30, 2017
Police protocol for hostage situations during terrorist attacks may need to change in the wake of the Orlando Pulse nightclub massacre last year, according to the group hired by the U.S. Department of Justice to review the Orlando attack.

Video: FL Prosecutor Fights to Stay on Cop Killing Case, Prevent Death Penalty

March 21, 2017
Ayala told the judge she believes the governor overstepped his bounds by removing her and she had already turned in a notice to not seek the death penalty against Loyd so the accused cop killer should not face capital punishment.
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