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Listen to the WMNF News morning headlines for Thursday, July 28

WMNF headline news stories from July 28, 2022, including about how Tampa’s police citizen review board of police.
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Mary O’Connor is confirmed as Tampa Police Chief after a heated debate, accusations of a flawed process and a 4-2 vote

Mary O'Connor was confirmed as Tampa Police Chief Thursday on a vote of 4-2 after two hours of public comment and a heated debate.
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Crime was down at 2022 Gasparilla; here is how to recycle your beads

Arrests at Gasparilla Crime was low at last weekend’s Gasparilla compared to previous years. According to the Tampa Police in total there were 5 Gasparilla arrests including 2 felonies for battery on law enforcement. One missing...

Tampa’s crime free housing program under scrutiny

Tampa Bay Times reporter Chris O'Donnell talks about his reporting on the Tampa polices department's crime-free housing program, which remains under fire even after Mayor Jane Castor announced changes to it. t.
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Update: felony charges dropped against BLM activists accused of striking officer during protest

The most serious charge against Jamie Bullock has been dropped; last month she turned down a plea offer as protestors chanted outside for charges to be dropped.
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BLM protestor accused of striking officer during protest rejects plea deal

A Black Lives Matter protestor accused of striking an officer during a 2020 protest rejected a plea deal that would drop the felony charge levied against her and keep her out of jail. Jamie Bullock...
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Tampa Police contacted landlords to encourage evictions of tenants who had been arrested: Times investigation

The Tampa Bay Times found that police contacted landlords to encourage evictions of tenants who had been arrested or stopped by police.
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Black Lives Matter protester shot by police in May 2020 sues City of Tampa

Jordon Coury was severely injured by a police-fired rubber bullet during a Black Lives Matter demonstration in Tampa in May 2020. He is suing the City of Tampa saying that police used excessive force during...

Police chief says Tampa officer killed by wrong-way driver sacrificed self to save others

Police in Tampa say an officer was killed after colliding with a wrong-way driver on Interstate 275 early Tuesday. Authorities believe the collision was purposeful. LISTEN: According to police, the last moment of Officer Jesse...

Tampa police review policy pushed to 2021 following citizen pushback

The Tampa City Council Thursday voted unanimously to push considering changes to its police Citizen Review Board until early 2021. Citizens came out in droves in person and virtually to call for citizen-led oversight of...

Hillsborough State Attorney won’t file charges against activist who jumped on hood of car that drove through June protest

The Hillsborough County State Attorney’s Office said it will not file charges against an activist who jumped on the hood of a car as it drove through a June protest in Tampa. His attorney said...
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City of Tampa and USF release survey results from Community Policing Workshop

Over the weekend, the City of Tampa unveiled findings about community opinions of the city’s police force. Mayor Jane Castor responded to the results of Tampa’s Community Policing Workshop. The survey was conducted and results...

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