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Fla. Man Impersonated Officer To Get Fast Food

October 9, 2012
A Florida man was arrested after he told employees of a fast food restaurant he was a law enforcement officer and shouldn't have to pay.

Fla. Deputies Fired for 'Extreme Loafing'

May 2, 2012
A sergeant and three deputies with the Pinellas County (Fla.) Sheriff's Office have been fired for "extreme loafing and idling" that cheated taxpayers and endangered public safety.

Shots Fired: Pinellas County, Florida 10/28/2009

March 23, 2011

Kentin Dion Brooks' life had spun out of control long before his car did. Pinellas County Sheriff's Sgt. Raymond Fleming's only misgiving about the tactics of the incident was the relative proximity of Brooks' vehicle to the deputies' cars at the terminus of the pursuit. But even this is understandable given the speeds and the officers' needs to react to its sudden conclusion.

Shot Fired: Pinellas County, Fla., Cruiser Footage

March 23, 2011

Watch the dash-cam footage of Pinellas County (Fla.) Sheriff's Dep. Jeffrey Newman, who performed the PIT maneuver on Kentin Dion Brooks' black Ford Mustang on Oct. 28, 2009. Brooks then opened up on the deputies with a 9mm handgun from behind tinted windows. This footage shows rounds fired by the Pinellas deputies exiting the Mustang and striking the grass parkway.

Florida Cadet Missing, Boyfriend Uncooperative

March 17, 2011
Investigators are attempting to locate Kelly Rothwell, a 35-year-old south Florida cadet, who has been missing since Sunday. When located in New York, Rothwell's longtime live-in boyfriend, a retired corrections officer, has declined to speak with investigators about the case.

Shots Fired: Pinellas County, Fla., Radio Traffic

March 15, 2011

On Oct. 28, 2009, Pinellas County (Fla.) Sheriff's Office deputies pursued a Ford Mustang driven by suspect Kentin Dion Brooks. Listen to 30 minutes of radio traffic as dispatchers and officers coordinate the multi-agency response to Brooks' campaign of vehicular terror. POLICE Magazine features the incident as the March 2011 "Shots Fired."

Shots Fired: Pinellas County, Fla., Crime Scene

March 15, 2011

Pinellas County (Fla.) Sheriff's Sgt. Raymond Fleming was among the deputies who pursued Kentin Dion Brooks during his campaign of vehicular terror. Dep. Jeffrey Newman performed the PIT maneuver on the black Mustang, and then Brooks opened up on the officers with a 9mm handgun from behind tinted windows. Deputies fired 39 rounds, ending the shoreline gunfight northwest of St. Petersburg. Read the full story in our "Shot Fired: Pinellas County, Florida 10/28/2009." Photos are courtesy of PCSO.

Bored Florida Teens Shot 275 Cars, Causing $100,000 Damage

January 27, 2011
Evan Salas, 19, and Brandon Smith, 18, have been arrested for a rampage through three cities in Pinellas County. The teens said they shot the vehicles because they were "bored."

Florida Deputies Handcuff 7-Foot Alligator

September 13, 2010
The 7 1/2-foot gator then violently rolled several times, hitting the wall and breaking off chunks of stucco. Once the gator stopped rolling, the deputies were able to secure its mouth with electrical tape and it's hind legs with handcuffs.
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