St. Petersburg Police

Protest calls for release of teen shot by police

The Friday rally outside the Pinellas County state attorney's office called for the release of Christopher Tonsel, shot by police in October.

St. Petersburg police officer fired after Tasing man during arrest

St. Petersburg police officer fired after Tasing a man in a wheelchair four times during an arrest last summer.
Hillsborough State Attorney prosecutor

Florida law enforcement officials praised for arrest diversion programs

Florida law enforcement officials were praised Tuesday for implementing programs that offer civil citations instead of arrests for minor and non-violent offenses. Florida’s Direct Action & Research Training Center, or DART, is trying to push...

St. Pete committee selects organization for police social worker program

A committee of St. Pete first responders and city leaders met Thursday to select the organization that will handle its promised police social worker program. Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Services will handle non-violent...

St. Petersburg takes a step to defund the police; instead of 25 officers, city will hire social workers

On Thursday, St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman announced a step that will partially defund the police. Police Chief Anthony Holloway said the department plans to use grant money that was supposed to be for hiring...

After St. Pete Pride, revelers were confronted by masked men with Nazi flag

Early on Sunday morning, when there were still hundreds of revelers from Saturday’s St. Pete Pride parade on the streets of the EDGE District, masked men in the bed of a pick-up truck hoisted a...
St. Petersburg City Council

St. Pete considers decriminalizing marijuana possession

The St. Petersburg City Council wants people caught with small amounts of marijuana to be fined rather than arrested for a misdemeanor. In case neither the state nor Pinellas County makes those changes to the...

Police officers train in Tampa for RNC bike patrol

The Tampa Police Department will be purchasing 200 bicycles costing nearly $1,600 each for use during the Republican National Convention in August. This week, officers from five law enforcement agencies across the state are being...

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