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Serving life for murder, Tampa man continues legal crusade to get car back

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A Hillsborough County man serving a life sentence for murder is continuing his 14-year battle with the Tampa police over the seizure of the car — 10 years old at the time — that he used in the crime. In 2003, police arrested and charged 21-year-old Michael Gerard “Mickey” Glenn Jr. with first-degree premeditated murder. Glenn was accused of killing 25-year-old Antonio Powell in a drug-related shooting. Three years later, Glenn made a minor uproar in local media by announcing he would…

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After federal judge dismisses wrongful-death suit against Tampa police, widow sues city again

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Last month, a federal court dismissed the wrongful-death lawsuit against the Tampa Police Department after a diabetic man died in 2014 during a police stop. The man’s widow is now suing the city of Tampa and in Hillsborough County Circuit Court. On April 16, 2014, Tampa police stopped Arthur “Art” Green Jr., a 63-year-old community activist, after responding to a call about a wrong-way driver. Officers pulled over Green, who was visibly disoriented and forcibly removed him from the vehicle…

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Uber, MADD, Hillsborough County want New Year’s Eve celebrants to #LeaveTheKeys for safety

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As 2016 draws to a close, more Tampa Bay area residents than ever will turn to Uber for safe, affordable rides to and from New Year’s Eve celebrations. Once again, Uber is partnering with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, Tampa Police Department and Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), to provide area residents and visitors a few of the best tips to get around safely this holiday season. In addition, Uber and MADD are asking Hillsborough County residents to pledge to keep…

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Mitch Perry Report for 4.26.16 – Collusion politics

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Although registration for Republicans have surged in a number of states this primary season, the larger trend is that people are becoming more disaffected by our two major political parties, and signing up as independents. And with Democratic superdelegates on one side, and top ranking GOP officials seemingly doing whatever they can to try to legitimately deny Donald Trump the presidential nomination on the other, their brands are being further tarnished. Yesterday, Dwight Dudley announced the won’t run for re-election to his…

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Tampa police raise money to help former detective

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Fellow peacekeepers are pitching in to help a former Tampa detective suffering from gastric cancer. The Tampa Tribune reports the Tampa Police Department raised about $30,000 in about 72 hours once they realized Jose Feliciano needed help. Feliciano spent 26 years with the department. They money they raised covered the fuel costs for a medical flight from Puerto Rico to Tampa, where he was taken to Moffitt Cancer Center for treatment. The money also helped with other transportation-related costs, and any…

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Report: Tampa Police write more tickets than other agencies

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An analysis by The Tampa Bay Times showed that Tampa police wrote more tickets last year than sheriff’s offices in Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco counties combined and more per capita than cops in Jacksonville, Miami, St. Petersburg and Orlando, the state’s four other largest cities. And no other law enforcement agency in the state arrests more people than the Tampa Police Department. The paper reported that each arrest, each ticket, feeds into a formula that calculates an officer’s “productivity ratio”…

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Tampa activists blast Bob Buckhorn’s version of a police Civilian Review Board

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If it were up to Bob Buckhorn, there wouldn’t be a police Civilian Review Board (CRB). The mayor signed an executive order creating such a board late last week, after activists and later City Council Chairman Frank Reddick began calling for such an agency in the wake of the report by the Tampa Bay Times in April that the Tampa Police Department was disproportionately citing blacks for bicycle infractions. However, those same citizens who were calling for its creation are criticizing what the…

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