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Does racial diversity play an important role in law enforcement? Some local officials say it does. The two white and two black candidates in the Leon County Sheriff’s race have their own views about how law enforcement diversity is key to helping strengthen ties with the community.

Tallahassee Police Plan To Lease TASERs

Sep 19, 2016
Tallahassee Police Department

The Tallahassee Police Department is working to ensure all sworn and reserve officers have a TASER. Spokesman David Northway says officials are looking into the benefits of leasing TASERs.

Tallahassee Police Department website

The Tallahassee Police Department is hosting a barbecue Tuesday evening as part of National Night Out.

Leon County law officials are calling for unity following the killings of five police officers in Dallas, Texas.

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Update 3:00 p.m.: The Tallahassee Police Department says Patrick G. Keeney, 36, died due to a self-inflicted gunshot wound early this morning.

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The Tallahassee Police Department is helping residents safely dispose of unwanted firearms.  They’re hosting a gun buy back Saturday.

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Tallahassee Police Chief Mike DeLeo says his department isn't finished investigating the 2014 murder of a Florida State University Law professor. TPD got a big step closer to that Thursday when a suspect was arrested in South Florida. But law enforcement is staying largely silent on the connection between Sigfredo Garcia and Dan Markel. 

Ayouna McClinton, David Frank, and Gariah Jones sit together at a press conference (2014).
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The city of Tallahassee will pay $325,000 to the family of an 18-year-old killed by police in 2014. The settlement was approved in a 3-2 vote. Commissioners Scott Maddox and Gil Ziffer voted against the plan to settle with the family of Duane Strong.

Ashley Tressel

Update: Police have arrested Leon Woodberry, 30, in connection with the death of Shannan Gordon, 23. Police say Gordon was stabbed to death. Woodberry is being charged with homicide. The investigation is ongoing.

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A Tallahassee police officer is facing a felony charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after clashing with a cyclist last week.

Ashley Tressel

The Leon County School district has received multiple threats this month. District officials and local law enforcement say they’re taking precaution. 

Tallahassee Police Department website

The Tallahassee City Commission is setting its agenda for the year and that includes increasing community policing in high crime areas.

Sascha Cordner / WFSU-FM

Tallahassee Police want the public’s help in their investigation of a shooting that left two people dead and two people injured at a Tallahassee restaurant.

Tallahassee Officer Takes Top Cop Honors

Oct 30, 2015
Tom Flanigan

A Tallahassee police officer has received one of his profession’s highest honors. Officer Scott Angulo was named Officer of the Year by the International Association of Chiefs of Police earlier this week. Officer Angulo said his bosses asked him to attend the association’s meeting in Chicago, but he really didn’t know why.

Sgt. Brian Davis was fired Sept. 24 for insubordination
Leon County Jail

The State Attorney’s office has dropped charges against a former Tallahassee Police Department officer.  Brian Davis was accused of solicitation of prostitution.

Tallahassee Police Chief Mike DeLeo
Sascha Cordner / WFSU-FM, WFSU News

Tallahassee Police Chief Mike DeLeo and his wife are divorcing. They've been estranged for nearly a year. But DeLeo's decision to date one of his subordinates is raising questions in the City Manager's office.

The Capital City has been experiencing a rash of attempted abductions.  Those cases have prompted warnings and increased patrols from the Tallahassee Police Department.

TPD is searching for this silver-green Prius in the case of Dan Markel.
Tallahassee Police Department

The Tallahassee Police Department is out with new information a year after the murder of a Florida State University professor.  TPD is looking for a car that may have been used in the killing of Daniel Markel.

Leon County Jail

A Tallahassee Police Department officer has been arrested for solicitation of prostitution. Sergeant Brian Davis turned himself in and was booked  into the Leon County Jail Friday.

Florida Senate

It’s been seven years since drug dealers murdered  23-year-old Rachel Hoffman while she worked undercover for the Tallahassee Police Department -- and her father says not enough has changed.  

Leon County Sherriff's Office

The suspect, 25-year-old Deondrae Hudson, was apprehended Monday for the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Nickolas Doss.

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18 to 29-year-old black men made up the majority of assailants and victims of gun related crimes in Tallahassee from 2011 to 2013. That’s according to a study from the newly-formed Community Leadership Council on Gun Violence. Tallahassee Police Chief Michael DeLeo says the study is the first step to addressing gun violence in the city. 

DeLeo says the Committee is also using the study to identify which neighborhoods would most benefit from gun violence reduction efforts. 

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Tallahassee’s Police Chief Michael DeLeo is now a voting member of the state’s Domestic Security Oversight Council. Florida Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner Gerald Bailey says  DeLeo's experience and expertise will be beneficial to the group.

DeLeo says he’s excited by the appointment and will work to balance the safety of the state’s citizens while protecting their rights. FDLE Spokeswoman Samantha Andrews says the council acts as an advisory council for domestic security groups around the state.

Marshall holding "Chief DeLeo Arrest Mahan" sign
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A group called the Tallahassee Dream Defenders staged a protest against police brutality outside the Tallahassee Police Department Wednesday evening. They’re demanding justice three weeks after an officer was captured on video using a stun gun on a 61-year-old woman.

About 30 people held signs and chanted outside the police station on Seventh Avenue as rush-hour traffic whizzed by. The protest was part of a movement called the National Day of Action Against Police Brutality held in cities across the nation.

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Local activists say they want to see changes in the policing practices of the Tallahassee Police Department. TPD is once again under fire for its use of force after a video shows officers tazing a woman who was walking away from them.

Many residents of Tallahassee’s Frenchtown neighborhood have a low opinion of the Tallahassee Police Department. They say they’re harassed for no reason. Troy Zander Sr., a Frenchtown resident, says he was stopped at three in the morning while walking to McDonalds last year by an officer demanding to know where he was going:

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