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February 7, 2024

Sheriff’s officer accused of giving information to criminals

Christopher Barr is accused of sharing information from police databases with people that Sheriff T.K. Waters described as criminals.

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July 18, 2023

OPINION | The Downtown jail fallacy

It’s possible to create a much more active and vibrant Downtown Jacksonville even without moving the jail.

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June 14, 2023

OPINION | Invest in safety, not police

We cannot police ourselves out of crime. The JSO budget has been at or above half-a-billion dollars for years, and the crime numbers remain high.

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May 1, 2023

OPINION | Romanticizing law enforcement is a no-win game

For all of their differences, Donna Deegan and Daniel Davis are on the same page when it comes to giving police what they want.

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March 5, 2023

Unlike GOP donor Kent Stermon, most of JSO’s ‘Sheriff’s Circle’ barely used special access 

All used the special badge access far less frequently than Kent Stermon — the influential Republican donor who died last year while under investigation.

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January 29, 2023

OPINION | Is Daniel Davis opening Pandora’s Box?

Republican Daniel Davis issued the most audacious proposal of the campaign mayor campaign: pension reform.

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September 14, 2022

OPINION | Jax’s next sheriff should build bridge with City Hall

It’s September in Jacksonville, which brings some potential relief from brutal summer heat, a heightened focus on tropical weather activity, renewed hopes for the Jaguars to return to respectability and an opportunity to bust out college colors, whether red and black, orange and blue, or garnet and gold.   It also means a return to the Silly Season.  What is the

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June 15, 2022

More than a third of Jacksonville Sheriff’s officers don’t live in Duval County

Jacksonville’s recently resigned sheriff, Mike Williams, isn’t the only one who was policing the county while living somewhere else. Data obtained by Jacksonville Today show that about 35% of the officers in the agency — more than 650 Jacksonville police officers — live outside the county they patrol.  During former Sheriff Williams’ tenure, he came under fire from community groups, gun violence

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