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.
Activists asked a federal judge Friday to block the city’s new council district maps in the ongoing Jacksonville redistricting lawsuit, the first step in speeding up the lawsuit ahead of the 2023 elections.
For decades, the Jacksonville City Council redistricting planpacked as many Black voters as possible based on a misreading of court rulings.
A federal judge said she will hold a hearing in September to decide whether to block the Jacksonville City Council maps ahead of the 2023 city elections.
Jacksonville’s mayoral elections highlight how Florida’s campaign-finance laws make it easy to hide money and court big-dollar donations.
Gov. Ron DeSantis picked Undersheriff Pat Ivey to replace Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams until the city holds special elections in August and November. DeSantis cited the need for continuity when he picked Ivey. He also endorsed T.K. Waters, the Republican candidate endorsed by Williams, in the special election. Williams announced his resignation effective later this […]
The Florida Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal in a lawsuit challenging the state’s redistricting maps, ensuring Gov. Ron DeSantis’ congressional maps will go into effect for at least 2022’s elections. While the court’s decision settles things for this year, the redistricting map still faces upcoming federal and state trials challenging its validity The […]
Mike Williams, the Jacksonville sheriff who moved to Nassau County more than a year ago, announced Thursday he would resign next week after reporting by The Tributary showed he violated city law.
Sheriff Mike Williams sold his Jacksonville home and moved to suburban Nassau County more than a year ago even as he continued serving as Duval County’s sheriff, potentially violating a city law that requires him to leave office if he moves out of the county.