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Sheriff Morgan on trainee caught with pants down: ‘Good Riddance’

Sheriff Morgan on trainee caught with pants down: ‘Good Riddance’

Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan took swift action in the terminating a trainee who admitted to having sex while on duty. The woman has accused Deputy Sheriff Trainee Chris Majors of committing a non-consensual, sex act against her while on a call for service. That charge is being [...]

The Billings murders occured five years ago today

The Billings murders occured five years ago today

At dusk on a hot humid night five years ago, a beat-up red van drove onto the front yard of the large two-story, ranch-style house owned by Byrd “Bud” and Melanie Billings on a secluded tract of land in Beulah. When the van pulled away ten minutes later, the couple was dead and nine special [...]

The ethics side of FDLE rogue chemist case

The ethics side of FDLE rogue chemist case

On Thursday, I interviewed Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan on IN Your Head Radio. We talked about the ethical challenges of the FDLE investigation its chemist Joseph Graves after it was found that prescription drugs handled by the Pensacola Crime Lab had been substituted with over-the-counter [...]

IN Your Head Radio Jan. 15 guests: BP tactics, Morgan’s bid for third term, GB Zoo vs. PETA and a legal warrior

IN Your Head Radio Jan. 15 guests: BP tactics, Morgan’s bid for third term, GB Zoo vs. PETA and a legal warrior

Today on the radio show we will: Brent Coon, His firm Brent Coon & Associates was founded in 2001. Today, with offices spanning the country, it is one of the largest trial law firm. He is considered one of the top trial attorneys in the nation, and has fought for victims hurt by BP in the 2005 [...]

Operation Reindeer Games nets over 90 arrested; Guns, Drugs, Counterfeit Money Seized

Operation Reindeer Games nets over 90 arrested; Guns, Drugs, Counterfeit Money Seized

In a joint effort, the U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force and the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office hit the streets of Escambia County the past week in the second phase of an earlier round-up initiated two weeks ago, capturing some of Escambia’s more elusive and violent [...]

Morgan Responds as Victim Recovers

Morgan Responds as Victim Recovers

Ceola Walker has been searching for answers since Saturday. That’s when Roy Middleton, her 60-year-old son, was shot by sheriff deputies as he tried to retrieve cigarettes from the Lincoln Town Car parked in the driveway. “I don’t have an answer for how that could have gone down like [...]

Escambia’s Big Gamble, or ‘No Blinking’

Escambia’s Big Gamble, or ‘No Blinking’

The Escambia County Commission has decided to take over operations of the Escambia County Jail. The move follows fruitless negotiations with the Escambia County Sheriff, the facility’s current manager, and was spurred by a U.S. Department of Justice investigation that mandates the county address [...]

Brush Strokes and Non-Starters

Brush Strokes and Non-Starters

It’s unclear what course of action the Escambia County Commission will take in response to the recent U.S. Department of Justice investigation into the operations of the Escambia County Jail. The board clearly didn’t have much appetite for any of the proposals brought to them this morning by [...]

Looking for Lockup Money

Looking for Lockup Money

Later this week, the Escambia County Commission will be looking at three proposals from staff concerning the Escambia County Jail and the sheriff’s budget. County officials are working to address findings from a recently released U.S. Department of Justice investigation that indicated significant [...]

County tries to block Jail Study from being released

County tries to block Jail Study from being released

There is a budget battle about to break out between interim County Administrator George Touart and Sheriff David Morgan. The fight is inevitable. This first volley has been over the Escambia County Jail—which is severely understaffed according to the county’s consultants National Center for [...]

Sheriff’s Race Primer

Sheriff’s Race Primer

There are two candidates—and a write-in—vying for the Escambia County Sheriff’s seat. In the August 14 primary, incumbent David Morgan will face challenger John Russell Powell; both are Republican. The winner of the August primary will face write-in candidate Mindy Lynn Pare in [...]

Morgan vs. Powell

Morgan vs. Powell

Much like the lunchtime cliques a few hours prior, the debate audience took to separate sides of Booker T. Washington High School’s cafeteria. Supporters of incumbent Sheriff David Morgan sat on one side, while supporters of challenger John Powell sat on the other. Both camps sported a good [...]

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