Tallahassee Police

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Tallahassee Police Department / Facebook

Jason Laursen, Tonja Bryant-Smith, and Maurice Holmes will be Tallahassee’s new deputy chiefs. 

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Photo by Andrea Ferrario on Unsplash

It’s been about five months since the Tallahassee police Department joined the A&E series “Live PD.” The show features local officers doing police work and makings arrests. TPD’s Damon Miller talked with WFSU about how what’s on the show might differ from reality.

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Tallahassee Police Department

Tallahassee’s new police chief took his oath of office at the Jack McClean Community Center Monday morning. Lawrence Revell says he’s looking to the future and ready to move forward. But some members of the community remain concerned about the new chief’s past.

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Tallahassee Police Department

During a Thursday morning press conference, Tallahassee City Manager Reese Goad named Lawrence Revell Tallahassee's new chief of police. The move comes after Antoni Gilliam, who had been named chief earlier this month, rescinded his acceptance of the job.

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Regan McCarthy

Tallahassee City Manager Reese Goad will announce the new chief of police Thursday. The announcement comes after the recently named chief, Antonio Gilliam, rescinded his acceptance of the job.

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Tallahassee Police Department Facebook

City Manager Reese Goad says he remains confident in the selection process for Tallahassee's next police chief. After Antonio Gilliam rescinded his acceptance of the job, Goad said officials would return to a list of eight top candidates to make a new pick.

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Regan McCarthy

Antonio Gilliam has been named Tallahassee’s new Chief of Police. The Tallahassee native has been working in law enforcement for 18 years. Most recently he served as St. Petersburg’s assistant police chief. Tallahassee City Manager Reese Goad said in a press release he’s glad to bring Gilliam back home.

Tom Flanigan

The last public meeting on the site for a new Tallahassee Police Headquarters happened the evening of Dec. 3 at the Senior Center. But conversation has also started on what to do with the present police headquarters after the officers move to their new home.

Tom Flanigan

The City of Tallahassee held the first of two public meetings the evening of Monday, Dec. 2 to get input on the two site options for a new city police headquarters. The final decision rests with city commissioners.

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Antonio Gilliam, Lawrence Revell, and Lonnie Scott are the finalists for Tallahassee’s new police chief. The City is looking for someone who can reduce gun violence and improve relationships with communities of color.

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Leon County Detention Facility

Antwann Brown, the suspect who police say stabbed five people at Dyke Industries Wednesday morning, is being held with no bond. He faces five counts of attempted murder and one for aggravated assault.

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Tallahassee Police Department Facebook

Update 12:35 p.m.  Police have identified the stabbing supspect as 41-year-old Antwann Demetrius Brown. 

Police say Brown worked at Dyke Industries for about three months. After Brown clocked in for work this morning officers say he got into a dispute and was asked to leave. He clocked out at 8:20 a.m. 

Pollice allege Brown then stabbed five people with a folding knife. Officers responded to the call at 8:37 a.m.

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Five people were stabbed this morning at Dyke Industries on Maryland Court near a Tallahsasee industrial park. Police say the suspect has been taken into custody.

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Tallahassee Police Facebook Page

The city of Tallahassee is moving forward with plans for a new police headquarters. During a meeting Wednesday city commissioners got an update on 10 potential locations for the new space.

Active shooter training
Shawn Mulcahy / WFSU

Researchers at the University of Miami’s Gordon Center are unveiling a new protocol for active shooter situations. Tallahassee first responders are some of the first to receive this groundbreaking training.

Man who yelled, threated FAMU students with gun at Stadium Centre apartments in Tallahassee is being investigated for aggravated assault.
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Tallahassee police are getting calls and emails from around the world after a cellphone video taken at the Stadium Centre Apartments on Gaines Street went viral.

A man whose name hasn’t been released is seen confronting a group of FAMU students trying to get into the building last weekend. 

The video contains graphic language.

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Axon.com

The Tallahassee Police Department is inviting residents to a series of forums about body cameras.

Former TPD Officer Vincent Crump 3/7/2018
Leon County Jail

The trial for an ex-Tallahassee Police Officer charged with three counts of sexual battery began Monday. He was fired for allegedly assaulting a woman during a routine traffic stop.

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Tallahassee Police Department Facebook

The union representing law enforcement officers in the Florida Panhandle say they’re going to fight the recent firing of a Tallahassee Police officer.

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A Tallahassee Police officer has been fired for violating two department policies. A report on the investigation deatils the incident, which saw Officer Damien Pearson fire six shots at a fleeing vehicle.

Leon County Sheriff's Office

A man who was shot with a Taser by law enforcement earlier this week has died after being admitted to a local hospital in critical condition. 

Donna Brown

A retired Tallahassee police officer has taken up writing as a new career. Donna Brown spent 26 years in the nation’s 3rd-oldest city police department, ending her tenure as sergeant in the homicide unit. She retired 11 years ago. But while so many first responders spend their retirement on the golf course, traveling the world or simply relaxing, Brown felt compelled to stay in touch with her first profession and its practitioners.

MGN Online

Local residents need to watch out for financial fraud scams via social media sites.

Tallahassee Police Department

Tallahassee Police have to wait until the end of September to find out if they’ll receive their first ever grant for more officers to wear body cameras. The federal grant is expected to cost $675,000.

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Urban Tallahassee

The city is considering a $325,000 settlement resulting from a use-of-force case that left a young man dead.

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Tallahassee Police Dept. via Facebook

The Tallahassee Police Department got creative this week after a phone went missing.

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