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.
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.
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.
Despite hundreds of lawsuits against Armor Correctional Health Services, millions of dollars worth of settlements and dead inmates across the country, Jacksonville leaders signed contracts twice with the company, allowing it to run the Duval County jail’s health care for at least a decade.
The medical provider for the Duval County Jail said a heart transplant recipient’s anti-rejection medications were ordered, but weren’t delivered to the jail until after his release.
Andrew Bonderud, the attorney for Dexter Barry’s family, believes Barry not getting his life-sustaining medication “was entirely driven by profit and a profit motive.”
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.
The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office regularly charges thousands of dollars before it will release videos from police shootings, a severe barrier to access for those who can’t afford it, according to the agency’s responses to records requests by The Tributary.