Two recent in-custody deaths at Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office—Walter James Matthews and Robert Shaffer—raise critical concerns about inmate healthcare, bringing this year’s toll to 14 at Duval County jail.
A federal court accepted a DOJ settlement with Ameris Bank to rectify claims of racial discrimination in home lending in Jacksonville.
Taxpayers will foot a $200,000 bill to settle a lawsuit against the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office for the police killing of FAMU student Jamee Johnson.
The U.S. Department of Justice said that the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office’s recent arrest of a 24-year-old that caught national attention in September because of its brutality “does not give a rise to a prosecutable violation of the federal civil rights laws.”
Federal judge pauses settlement in discrimination case between U.S. DOJ and Ameris Bank in Jacksonville, citing an ‘unenforceable’ order. The agreement, aimed at addressing allegations of lending discrimination in Black-majority neighborhoods, is sent back for revision.