Florida Police Chiefs Report Eyes Use Of ForceAs protests and political battles rage across the country about police officers using force, the Florida Police Chiefs Association has issued a report calling for a series of steps, ranging from largely banning chokeholds and other neck-related restraints to stepping up recruitment of police officers who would better reflect communities.
Coral Springs Police Recognized For Response To Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School ShootingSeveral members of the Coral Springs Police Department were honored for their response to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting during a ceremony on Tuesday afternoon.
House Aims To Approve Open-Carry BillThe House is expected to vote Wednesday to allow people with concealed-weapons licenses to openly carry sidearms in most public places.
Group Pushes Back Against Criticism Of Sheriff In Gun DebateThe Florida Sheriffs Association is pushing back against criticism targeting Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri for remarks he made last week opposing controversial legislation that would allow people with concealed-weapon licenses to openly carry guns.
Police Chiefs Will Back Revised Open-Carry BillAcknowledging "momentum" behind a proposal that would allow people with concealed-weapons licenses to openly carry guns, the Florida Police Chiefs Association said Thursday its board of directors had voted to back the controversial measure --- as long as changes designed to protect law-enforcement officers are included.
House Members Back Policies For Using Body CamerasAmid a national focus on shootings by police officers, a House panel Wednesday unanimously approved a bill that could lead to law-enforcement agencies setting policies for the use of body cameras.
Exceptions Added To Bill That Would Ground Police Drones Several last minute exceptions were added to a bill that would ground unmanned drone aircraft used by law enforcement before it was unanimously passed Tuesday by the Senate Criminal Justice Committee.