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Florida Police Director Seeks to Fire Officer Who Punched Woman

The director of the Miami-Dade (FL) Police Department says he has begun the process that will likely end with the termination of an officer who was seen on video punching a woman in the face at Miami International Airport earlier this week.

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Florida Sheriff Warns Rioters That He Will Deputize Gun Owners If Necessary to Keep Peace

"If we can’t handle you, I’ll exercise the power and authority as the sheriff, and I’ll make special deputies of every lawful gun owner in this county and I’ll deputize them for this one purpose to stand in the gap between lawlessness and civility."

Florida Police Officers Rescue Person from Burning Structure

Officers with the Miami-Dade Police Department were among the very first on scene of a fire in a dwelling in which a victim was suspected to still be inside.

Florida Officers Lured Into Ambush Attack at Call for Service

Several officers with the Tampa (LF) Police Department were reportedly ambushed early Saturday morning while responding to a call for service.

Mock Lynching of Mannequin in Police Uniform Found in Florida

A mock lynching of a mannequin wearing a police uniform was found hanging over an interstate highway in Florida over the weekend.

Florida Agency Says "Goodbye" to Beloved K-9

Officers with the St. Petersburg (FL) Police Department said goodbye to one of its K-9s this week following retirement from duty due to undisclosed medical conditions.

Miami-Dade Police Department Bans Chokeholds

“This decision was based on a multiple of factors to include officer and public safety, feedback from policing professionals, members of our community, local leaders and officials,” Ramirez said on Twitter. The director also said he chose to change the policy after speaking with members of the Police Executive Research Forum.

Florida Restaurant Declared "Safe Haven" for Police

“To all police officers, Sheriff deputies, marshals, or any law enforcement officer, The Local Fresh Grill will always be a safe haven for you, a place where you can come and enjoy your lunch knowing that I have your back.”

FL Sergeant Fired Over Actions at Parkland Shooting Reinstated with Back Pay

An arbitrator has dismissed the case against Brian Miller. According to a statement from the union that represents deputies and sergeants, the arbitrator found that the Broward County SO violated Miller’s due process rights when Sheriff Gregory Tony terminated him long after state law allowed it.

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2 Troopers Injured in Alabama to Florida Vehicle Pursuit

An Alabama State Trooper was chasing what was believed to be a stolen vehicle. The vehicle crashed into a semi and the suspect fled. He was captured and not hurt.