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Over $120,000 Recovered in Narcotics Arrest (video)

Shortly before 6:00 this morning, the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team and Narcotics Unit served a search warrant in the 4000 block of Marlane Drive. When Antonio Blackwell was located and detained in the residence, there was a white powdery substance on his arms and legs. The [...]

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 [...]

Escambia County crime rate down in 2013

Escambia County crime rate down in 2013

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office annual crime report, which has been submitted to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, shows an overall 3.3 percent reduction in total index crimes and a 9.3 percent reduction in violent crimes compared with 2012. There was also reduction in Domestic [...]

FDLE chemist at Pensacola lab being investigated

FDLE chemist at Pensacola lab being investigated

Florida Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner Gerald Bailey announced at a press conference today that his agency is investigating a major case of evidence tampering by an agency chemist. Last week, in conjunction with the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office and State Attorney William [...]

African-American Leaders Decry Shooting, ECSO Response

African-American Leaders Decry Shooting, ECSO Response

A few blocks away from the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, a collective of African-American community organizations and leaders gathered today at Englewood Baptist Church to express concerns in the wake of last week’s shooting, in which officers rained a shower of gunfire upon 60-year-old Roy [...]

IFS Battle Brewing? Jail employees say they were threatened by county official

IFS Battle Brewing? Jail employees say they were threatened by county official

As part of the ongoing jail-transfer process, Escambia County Human Resources Director Tom Turner met with a group of jail employees yesterday. The parties differ on the main take-away from the closed-door meeting. According to the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, which currently operates the [...]

Questions Emerge in Trailer Park Altercation

A man involved in a Saturday incident at a Creighton Road trailer park says the scene did not unfold the way it is described in an Escambia County Sheriff’s Office report. “I definitely got beat up,” Devon Walker said this morning. “The police beat me up.” In the ECSO report, Devon [...]

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 [...]

Consolidation, Not IT

Consolidation, Not IT

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office is taking issue with certain aspects of last week’s jail-transfer report provided by county staff. “We have reviewed the transition report slides and they are replete with inaccuracies and information that is either untrue or incomplete half-truths,” [...]

Temporary School Lockdown

Escambia High School was put on lockdown earlier today, as Escambia County sheriff deputies searched for an individual that fled after being seen standing near a reportedly stolen vehicle. Here is the press release from the Escambia County Sheriff's Office: Escambia High School was locked [...]

Agencies Combine Efforts

Agencies Combine Efforts

Local, state and federal law enforcement agencies plan to work together in an effort to curb violent crime in the Escambia County area. Representatives from the respective agencies announced their intentions this afternoon at a press conference. “Cooperation between the agencies is what will [...]

Attorney-Client Privilege: The Movie

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office is again being scrutinized over questionable recording equipment in interview rooms. After apparently learning of plans to install video cameras in rooms designated for inmates to meet with their attorneys, the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida has [...]

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