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Florida sheriff’s office to withhold release of crime information following passage of Marsy’s Law

Florida sheriff’s office to withhold release of crime information following passage of Marsy’s Law

Following an adoption of an amendment to the Florida state constitution, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office has stopped releasing the location of certain crimes.

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This week’s FOIA round-up: Trump's family separation policy leaves a paper trail, and Orlando's "bureaucratic inertia" stalled a life-saving response plan ahead of Pulse shooting

This week’s FOIA round-up: Trump’s family separation policy leaves a paper trail, and Orlando’s “bureaucratic inertia” stalled a life-saving response plan ahead of Pulse shooting

In this week’s FOIA round-up, public records confirm the Trump administration’s intentional policy of family separation and shine light on a stalled Orlando Fire Department policy that could have saved lives during the Pulse Nightclub shooting. In public records law news, a provision of a November ballot initiative could expose San Francisco’s lauded Sunshine Ordinance to lawmaker interference.

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Omar Mateen’s troubled past and law enforcement aspirations documented in police academy application

Omar Mateen’s troubled past and law enforcement aspirations documented in police academy application

In 2006, Orlando gunman Omar Mateen decided to devote himself full-time to the pursuit of a career in law enforcement. According to a 2015 application for admission into a law enforcement academy at the Indian River State College, he quit his job as a Sales Associate at the General Nutrition Center “to start preparing to become a police officer.”

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