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Sheriff 'Sensitive' To Deputy ShootingOrange County's sheriff says a deputy feared for his safety when he shot a car theft suspect in Orlando.
Family: Deputy Fired 6 Shots To Kill Deaf Man Sitting In Vehicle With Licensed WeaponA plain clothes Florida sheriff’s deputy fired six shots and killed a deaf man while he was sitting inside a vehicle at a tow yard, the man’s son alleges.
Researchers ID 1st Set Of Remains From Fla. SchoolUniversity of South Florida forensic experts announced Thursday that for the first time they have identified the remains of a boy buried at a now-closed Florida reform school where some guards were accused of brutality.
DNA, Digital X-Rays Used To ID School Remains A researcher from the University of South Florida said Tuesday that a team of forensic experts is using DNA, skeletal analysis and digital X-rays to identify the remains from a former reform school on the Panhandle.
Police: Lab Analyst Said He Knew He Was In Trouble A former Florida Department of Law Enforcement crime lab analyst told investigators he had problems with his back and knew he was in trouble when confronted in late January about hundreds of painkillers and other pills missing from sealed evidence containers, according to police documents released Wednesday.
Authorities: Escaped Florida Prisoners Had Cell Phone Behind BarsTwo convicted killers who used forged documents to win their release from a Panhandle prison had a cellphone while behind bars that may have helped them plot their escape.
Fla. Police Have Suspects In Escaped Inmate ProbeAt least six inmates in Florida have used forged documents in attempts to escape from prison, including two killers who were mistakenly freed because of the paperwork, authorities said Tuesday.
2 Killers Registered As Felons After Their EscapeWithin days of strolling out of prison without a hitch, two convicted killers freed by bogus paperwork went to a jail about 300 miles away and registered as felons, records showed.
Tracy Martin Calls For "Stand Your Ground" Repeal Tracy Martin — father of slain teenager Trayvon Martin — was in the capital to continue his fight against Florida's "stand your ground" law.
Scott: Capture Prisoners Then See What Went Wrong Gov. Rick Scott says law enforcement needs to first capture two murderers who escaped from a Franklin County prison and then find out what went wrong.
2 Men Convicted On Murder Charges Mistakenly Released From Prison With Forged DocumentsTwo inmates have been mistakenly freed from a Florida prison.
Grave Excavation To Begin At Former Reform School University of South Florida researchers will begin exhuming dozens of graves Saturday at a former reform school in hopes of identifying the buried boys and learning how they died.

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