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Former Broward County School Board CIO Arrested for Bypassing Sales Bidding Process

Hunter is indicted for bypassing the bidding process for school equipment and steering business to a friend. State Attorney General Ashley Moody’s Office of Statewide Prosecution served as legal advisors to the grand jury and will prosecute the case.

Ashley Moody Releases Report on Hate Crimes in Florida

The report includes information on the types of hate crimes being reported throughout the state to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) under the Uniform Crime Reporting information system.
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Florida Legislators Bring Back Proposal to Create ‘Purple Alert’ System

State Sen. Lori Berman, D-Delray Beach, and state Rep. Joe Casello, D-Boynton Beach, offered a bill to create the system for “when an adult with a cognitive, developmental or intellectual disability goes missing, and whose disappearance is a credible threat of immediate danger or serious bodily harm to themselves" which would largely follow the “‘Silver Alert’ activation system, which is deployed when a senior citizen is missing and presumed in danger.”
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FDLE Will Now Include Clickable Alerts for Cell Phones When AMBER Alerts are Issued

Cell phone notifications (Wireless Emergency Alerts or WEA) are restricted to 90 characters, limiting the amount of information analysts can provide within these alerts during child abductions.  Adding a clickable link in the WEA means citizens can easily view a photo of the kidnapped child and all critical information.

Jimmy Patronis: ‘If Twitter Won’t Fix Their Own Mess, Congress Should Fix it for...

Patronis sent Scott a Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) report “of Twitter following a July 2020 hack of high-profile accounts, including Former President Barack Obama, Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Kim Kardashian" which “will support inquiries by the United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, who recently voted to subpoena Big Tech CEOs including Twitter, Facebook, and Google.”

Florida Leaders Mark Missing Children’s Day

The annual event is held to remember Florida’s missing children, recognize the state’s efforts in child protection, and educate Floridians on child safety and abduction prevention.

Jimmy Patronis Wants Twitter to Share Hack Information with FDLE

Last week, Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis sent a letter to Jack Dorsey, the co-founder and CEO of Twitter, in regards to the recent hacking that Twitter experienced. This letter is a follow-up to the CFO’s request to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) to investigate Twitter and partner with federal agencies to assess the state’s risk-level from the security breach.

Osceola Commissioner Arrested for Impersonating a Law Enforcement Officer

The arrest comes after a long-running feud between homeowners and the association management at Turnberry Reserve, a homeowner’s association in complete turmoil.
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Ron DeSantis: Florida Demonstrations Have Remained Largely Peaceful on Monday, Tuesday

“I appreciate all the hard work being done by our local officials, the Florida National Guard, the Florida Highway Patrol and our law enforcement to help ensure the safety of residents and visitors, as well as those who are engaging in peaceful First Amendment activity,” said DeSantis.

Ron DeSantis: Florida has Zero Tolerance for Violence, Rioting and Looting

On Monday, as riots and protests continue across the nation in response to George Floyd’s murder, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that he was calling up 700 members of the Florida National Guard soldiers and 1,300 Florida Highway Patrol troopers to support local law enforcement efforts.
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Amy Mercado Running for Orange County Property Appraiser, Leading to Major Democratic Primary Fight

State Rep. Amy Mercado, D-Orlando, is doing something that isn’t seen very often and which is highly discouraged by political parties: taking on a sitting incumbent from her own party.

FDLE, LCSO Start Nation’s First Automated Rapid DNA Collection

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and the Leon County Sheriff’s Office announced on Wednesday the nation’s first fully automated Rapid DNA collection process has been launched at the Leon County Detention Facility.