Latest Florida Department of Law Enforcement News

Officers involved in fatal shooting shielded by Marsy's Law

Oct. 22, 2021 07:17 AM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The names of three police officers involved in the fatal shooting of a knife-wielding man won't be released because they've invoked their right to remain anonymous under a 2018 amendment to Florida's constitiution. The West Palm Beach...

Sheriff: Man killed in shootout with Florida deputies

Oct. 20, 2021 09:47 AM EDT

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Sheriff's deputies fatally shot a man who pulled a gun from his waistband and shot at a deputy as he was being questioned near Pensacola, officials said. The deputy was struck in the leg and taken to a hospital for treatment on Tuesday night,...

Authorities: Body of missing Florida college student found

Oct. 02, 2021 19:26 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Authorities say they have found the body of a missing Florida college student who disappeared a week ago. A maintenance worker who entered her apartment unauthorized the day she disappeared and later killed himself is the prime suspect. Orange County...

South Florida police chief put on leave amid allegations

Oct. 01, 2021 10:12 AM EDT

MARGATE, Fla. (AP) — A South Florida police chief was placed on administrative leave following an emergency city commission meeting regarding allegations that two complaints had recently been made against him. The Margate City Commission did not specifiy what the...

FBI, state join search for missing Florida college student

Oct. 01, 2021 10:04 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The FBI and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement have joined a search that spans three counties for a missing college student who disappeared a week ago. Miya Marcano vanished on the same day a maintenance man improperly used a master key to enter her apartment,...

Florida sues Biden administration over immigration policy

Sep. 28, 2021 17:03 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida filed suit against President Joe Biden's administration Tuesday claiming his immigration policy is illegal, and Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis signed an order barring state agencies from assisting with the relocation of undocumented immigrants arriving in the...

Ex-officer accused of taking $50K from Florida police union

Sep. 08, 2021 09:42 AM EDT

CLERMONT, Fla. (AP) — A former police officer has been arrested on felony charges, accused of stealing nearly $50,000 from a police union while he was its president, officials said. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement said in an email that former Clermont officer...

Florida corrections trainee dies in accidental shooting

Aug. 29, 2021 10:47 AM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida Department of Corrections trainee was killed in an accidental shooting, officials say. The department released a statement Saturday identifying the trainee as Whitney Cloud, who had been with the agency since June. She was assigned to...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Jul. 28, 2021 15:42 PM EDT

South Florida Sun Sentinel. July 28, 2021. Editorial: A rare and healthy dose of outrage from ethics watchdogs From its earliest days in 1974, the Florida Commission on Ethics has been criticized as too lax in punishing politicians and candidates for...