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Feds fire back at Florida in a nursing home kids case

The U.S. Department of Justice opposes Florida’s attempt to halt an injunction requiring keeping some children out of nursing homes.
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Nikki Fried seeks a DOJ probe after Donald Trump makes claims about his actions in 2018 election

Nikki Fried wants the U.S. DOJ to investigate Donald Trump who said he sent federal agents to Florida to keep the 2018 election from being “stolen” from Ron DeSantis.

City of Tampa lagged in notifying its Citizens Review Board and Tampa City Council of an ongoing federal investigation

Last Friday, the city of Tampa quietly shared in a news release that the city is under federal investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice for its now-defunct Crime Free Housing Program — and has...

Florida lawmakers call for reform after DOJ report finds ‘systemic’ sexual abuse in women’s prison

Florida lawmakers are calling for sweeping reforms after a Department of Justice investigation alleged a culture of “systemic” sexual abuse and cover-ups at a women’s prison in Ocala. State legislators last week held a Zoom...
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Tampa Police Chief takes questions from council on “biking while black”

The Tampa Police Chief answered questions Thursday morning from members of City Council about last month’s Department of Justice report that found police disproportionally stopped black bicyclists. The report concluded that despite evidence of “stark racial...
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Tampa for Justice wants civil rights investigation of police

Last week the U.S. Department of Justice concluded that although the Tampa Police Department issued disproportionately more tickets to black bicyclists that it was not intentional and therefore not racial discrimination. That study was done...
Eric Ward and Bob Buckhorn

Tampa Police didn’t racially discriminate when handing out more citations to black bicyclists: DoJ

The Tampa Police Department issued disproportionately more citations and tickets to black bicycle riders – but it was not intentional racial discrimination; those are some of the conclusions of a Department of Justice report released...

Department of Justice forum gets input from Tampa residents on “biking while black” citations

The US Department of Justice is getting community input about the Tampa Police policy of handing out bicycle citations – overwhelmingly to black residents. They held a community listening session at the Hillsborough Community College...

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