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Top Orange County Sheriff's Office Articles

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  • Tattered flag's owner says he is not anti-American

    Tattered flag's owner says he is not anti-American
    The owner of a tattered American flag that was taken down and destroyed after a local veteran thought it was disrespectful says he is not anti-American in pursuing the criminal case against the man who took his property. In fact, John Barry Granfield...
  • Zap! You're on Taser Cam

    Zap! You're on Taser Cam
    How often do you get to see video of a 6-foot-4 naked jogger in swimming goggles getting stunned by a Taser? A tiny digital camera attached to an officer's electronic weapon and used by fewer than a dozen law-enforcement agencies in Florida now makes...
  • DNA exonerations prove eyewitnesses make mistakes

    DNA exonerations prove eyewitnesses make mistakes
    In a Tampa courtroom in 1981, Alan Crotzer watched as five people took the stand and swore that he was one of the men who kidnapped a 12-year-old girl and 38-year-old woman during a botched home invasion. The child and woman testified that he later...
  • Illegal barbering? Let's focus on real crime problems

    Illegal barbering? Let's focus on real crime problems
    Are you sleeping more soundly this week? I know I am, now that the Orange County Sheriff's Office has concluded an unprecedented sweep of barbershops that yielded nearly three-dozen charges of … wait for it … criminal barbering. Sure,...
  • Deputies track down, arrest Christy Martin's husband

    Deputies track down, arrest Christy Martin's husband
    The husband of professional boxer Christy Martin, suspected of shooting and stabbing his wife last week, was arrested in northwest Orange County Tuesday after deputies were tipped off to his whereabouts. A bloody and injured Christy Martin stumbled into...
  • Christy Martin leaving husband for woman at time of attack

    Christy Martin leaving husband for woman at time of attack
    A violent attack on famous boxer Christy Martin by her husband, James, was preceded by her announcement that she was leaving him for a woman, according to Orange County Sheriff's Office records. On Nov. 23, the day of the attack, James "Jim" Martin...
  • 2 Orange barbershops vow to sue over raids

    2 Orange barbershops vow to sue over raids
    When Orange County sheriff's deputies entered Strictly Skillz barbershop with licensing inspectors in August, handcuffing barbers during business hours, owner Brian Berry said he felt his civil rights had been violated. On Wednesday, Berry said he...
  • Top state regulator sees flaws in barbershop raids, wants changes

    Top state regulator sees flaws in barbershop raids, wants changes
    The head of a state licensing agency that inspects barbershops told a state panel he had no idea the Orange County Sheriff's Office teamed with his employees for a series of sweeps until he read about it in an Orlando Sentinel report. Secretary Charlie...
  • Former longtime Lake County Sheriff George Knupp Jr. dies at 70

    Former longtime Lake County Sheriff George Knupp Jr. dies at 70
    TAVARES — At the peak of his law-enforcement career, George Knupp Jr. was arguably the most popular political figure in Lake County. The former four-term sheriff was credited with beefing up the department, adding programs and upgrading equipment....
  • Windermere Police Chief Daniel Saylor asked statewide police group to destroy records of his suspension

    Windermere Police Chief Daniel Saylor asked statewide police group to destroy records of his suspension
    More than a year before his recent arrest, Windermere Police Chief Daniel Saylor asked Florida's largest police executive organization to destroy public records documenting his suspension for misbehavior, records released this week show. The Florida...
  • Mayor: Windermere didn't know police chief's troubles with state group

    Mayor: Windermere didn't know police chief's troubles with state group
    No one in Windermere government knew that police Chief Daniel Saylor had been suspended from the Florida Police Chiefs Association in 2009, or that Saylor had asked the association to shred public documents, according to a new memo posted on the town's...
  • Scott Maxwell: Cop talk: Good, bad and just plain weird

    Scott Maxwell: Cop talk: Good, bad and just plain weird
    In today's Friday Files, we have scary new poll results for Gov. Rick Scott and a few other politicians, praise for a new cop program and more. But first, it's time to check back on some of the controversial late-night arrests in downtown Orlando....