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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...

Florida attorney general Moody tests positive for COVID-19

Jul. 22, 2021 00:22 AM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's attorney general, Ashley Moody, tweeted Wednesday that she has tested positive for COVID-19. “Thankfully, I am only experiencing mild symptoms and my family is in good health,” Moody tweeted. “As I continue to self-quarantine, I...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Jun. 30, 2021 07:14 AM EDT

South Florida Sun Sentinel. June 28, 2021. Editorial: The real test of whether DeSantis means what he says When Broward County imposed a mask mandate and threats of fines for violations, Gov. Ron DeSantis used his executive power to wipe it off the...

Judge won't dismiss case against Florida virus whistleblower

Jun. 29, 2021 17:42 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A judge on Tuesday refused to dismiss a criminal case against a former Florida Department of Health employee-turned whistleblower who raised questions about information being reported by the state on the coronavirus. Judge Francis Allman in...