Nine years after former Public Defender Matt Shirk’s many foibles first came to light, the Florida Supreme Court has taken action to discipline him, suspending his law license for a year.
Jacksonville voters ousted a Duval School Board member, sent the sheriff’s race to a runoff and nominated a batch of freshmen legislators.
Republican T.K. Waters and Democrat Lakesha Burton both earned enough votes Tuesday night to advance to a November runoff in the special election for Jacksonville’s sheriff.
State Attorney Melissa Nelson’s office said that Jacksonville sheriff’s candidate T.K. Waters and his wife, who is an employee of the State Attorney’s Office, did not violate voter registration laws when they continued voting in a precinct where they didn’t live.
Reggie Gaffney Jr., a Jacksonville City Council District 7 candidate, registered to vote at a nonprofit where he works, which may be illegal.
T.K. Waters, a candidate in Jacksonville’s special election for sheriff, registered to vote in Nocatee, but his campaign said he doesn’t live there, raising concerns he may have committed voter fraud.
Jacksonville’s policing slowdown continued Monday despite the city saying “all systems are functioning properly,” with about one-third of the normal number of defendants brought to court following an initial arrest.
The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office has reported “citywide internet outages” affecting police officers’ ability to file arrest reports, according to three sources and the narrative from an arrest report.