A 64-year-old Jacksonville man who was arrested on a charge of trespassing on private property and defying an order to leave died in the Duval County jail while in isolation.
Relatives of three Jacksonville residents who were killed at a local Dollar General in August are suing the corporate retailer for negligence that they allege made the store “a criminal’s safe haven” when a white 21-year-old with a swastika-painted rifle opened fire on its Black customers.
A Florida appeals court upheld Gov. Ron DeSantis’ congressional redistricting map, finding a lower state court should have dismissed a lawsuit challenging North Florida’s districts.
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.
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.”
The U.S. Department of Justice said it is “monitoring” the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office’s brutal arrest of a 24-year-old man who suffered a head injury and a ruptured kidney.
Hundreds of Jacksonville residents from a range of spiritual, racial and socioeconomic backgrounds are calling for change from Sheriff T.K. Waters to treat sky-high shooting deaths as an issue rooted in poverty that requires the engagement with all voices citywide.
Armor Health Management, one of the nation’s largest jail medical providers, can’t pay its debts and has turned its assets over for liquidation, allowing another company to potentially take over its lucrative contract in a Texas jail and manage several of its other entities.
Just days after the incident, Sheriff T.K. Waters held a news conference Monday where he said that based on the information they have now, the officers acted appropriately and in compliance with the law and JSO policy when they beat Le’keian Woods. All officers have returned to work, despite an administrative review still pending.
State judge rules Armor Correctional Health Services liable for Duval County Jail’s 2020 COVID-19 outbreak, ordering $6.3M in damages to affected officers and spouses. This decision follows The Tributary’s reporting on the tripling of inmate deaths under Armor.