TPD Chief Mike DeLeo

Bill Proctor standing in dark suit and striped tie
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The City of Tallahassee will soon begin searching for a new police chief and Leon County Commissioner Bill Proctor has four suggestions for how that search should proceed. 

Outgoing TPD Chief Mike DeLeo's last day is July 5th. (2014)
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Tallahassee City Manager Reese Goad says he’s accepted the resignation of Police Chief Mike DeLeo and that the city will begin searching for a new chief. In the meantime, Goad has named a 32-year TPD veteran to lead the agency. DeLeo’s resignation is effective on July 5th. He says he’s stepping down for an opportunity to address criminal justice and homeland security on a"national scale". DeLeo was hired in 2013 to clean up the agency after it was slammed with excessive force complaints and dealt with the fallout of a brutal DUI arrest of a local woman. But DeLeo has faced his own controversies—namely over hiring decisions and a relationship with a subordinate. City Manager Reese Goad tells WFSU News Director Lynn Hatter DeLeo’s resignation was unexpected.

Tallahassee Police Chief Mike DeLeo submitted a letter of resignation to the city. It's effective July 5th.
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The City of Tallassee will soon have a job opening for a new police chief. Mike DeLeo has submitted a letter of resignation effective July 5th. 

Tallahassee Mayor John Dailey says it’s not the city commission’s duty to get involved with personnel decisions. This comes after County Commissioner Bill Proctor called for police Chief Mike DeLeo to be suspended.

Tallahassee Police Chief Mike DeLeo
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Leon County Commissioner Bill Proctor wants the city of Tallahassee to suspend Police Chief Mike DeLeo. Proctor accuses DeLeo of racially discriminating against TPD employees and cites a complaint accusing the police chief of disrespecting members of the city and county commission among other current and past Tallahassee employees. 

Florida State University Dan Markel
Florida State University College of Law

The trial for two suspects accused of the murder of Dan Markel has been delayed again. Sigfredo Garcia and Katherine Magbanua will return to court on Nov. 19 for a case management hearing.

A body camera
Axon.com

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

A row of Tallahassee police cars
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.

A police chief stands at a podium
Lynn Hatter / WFSUNews

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.

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Now that Tallahassee Police have received a federal grant for body cameras, the local law agency is working on getting them rolled out to the department.

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The overall crime rate is down for the Tallahassee and Leon County area. While they still have work to do, the head of two local law enforcement agencies say they’re making a lot of headway.

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 Police Chief Mike DeLeo
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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.