police brutality

DeSantis signs bills to shield police

Governor Ron DeSantis appeared at Tallahassee this morning to sign two bills regarding law enforcement. Listen: SB 184 First, the Halo Bill shields police from harassment if they are “actively doing their job.” That means...
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Police can face excessive force allegations in the death of Maykel Barrera

Miami-Dade County police officers can face excessive force and wrongful death allegations in a lawsuit stemming from a 2014 death.

Activists plan march at Palmetto police department over alleged brutality leading to death

Activist groups are planning a press conference and march at the Palmetto Police Department after they claim a man was brutalized by police.
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Wed., October 25, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Police violence causes frustration Last night the Tampa Bay Community Action Committee failed to persuade the Citizen’s Review Board to investigate injuries Tampa Police officers caused a woman 4 years ago. Kelsey Storemski found herself...
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Fri., October 6, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Jacksonville police beat man Last Friday, Le’Keian Woods was brutally beaten by Jacksonville Sheriff’s officers. His family joined his attorneys for a news conference this week.   DeSantis campaigns in Tampa Governor Ron DeSantis campaigned...

Both sides speak out after viral arrest of Jacksonville man

On Friday, a black man was brutally beaten by officers with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. WMNF's Chris Young reports.
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Thurs., September 21, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Ending youth homelessness Hillsborough County announced that it has received an award of $4.6 million in federal funding towards ending youth homelessness.   Capital sexual battery Detectives have made an arrest in the case of...

Activist groups speak out after USF police arrests protestors

Four demonstrators were arrested and charged by USF police while protesting at the school. They spoke out at a press conference today.

Ben Crump releases new video of truck driving into Tampa activist

Civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump has released a previously unreleased video of a red truck striking and injuring a Black Lives Matter activist during protests during the Juneteenth weekend in Tampa. Tampa Police have so...

Radioactivity Wednesday: An eyewitness account of the police violence against Portland protestors

July 29, 2020 Welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. For the past two months there have been protests in Portland, Oregon. Some are in the daytime. Others at night. The protests began after the killing...

Tampa activists pressure City Council on police reform

Dozens of speakers turned out at Tampa City Council’s public comment this morning at the Tampa Convention Center, where meetings have been recently moved to accommodate social distancing. The focus of many of the comments...

Truck drives into Tampa activist at Black Lives Matter protest

Over the weekend several Juneteenth marches and celebrations continued across the Tampa Bay area. On Sunday one march landed in front of Meat Market in Hyde Park Village, which was hosting brunch despite an employee...

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