Heavy police, rescue presence at North Orlando Rowing Club
ORLANDO, Fla. — Orange County Fire Rescue, Orlando Police and dive teams are on scene of an incident at North Orlando Rowing. Middle school and high school rowing teams were scheduled to be on the water at that moment. Channel 9 reporter Nick Papantonis is on scene gathering more details. READ: Deputies: Woman’s SUV hit by 7 bullets during road-rage shooting; man, 18, arrestedFire rescue, police and divers showing up to North Orlando Rowing. High and Middle school rowing teams were scheduled to be on the water right now.wftv.com
Police: ‘No evidence’ of shooting after videos show crowds running from Lake Eola during fireworks
ORLANDO, Fla. — Update: Orlando police tweeted that a noise during the fireworks show confused some spectators, causing people to run from the scene. No serious injuries have been confused, but some suffered minor injuries suffered by some spectators who fell during the commotion as people fled, police said. At this time, it appears that a noise during the fireworks show confused some spectators, causing the reaction. Only minor injuries suffered by some spectators who fell during the commotion. — Orlando Police (@OrlandoPolice) July 5, 2022Read our earlier updates below:Orlando police said there is “NO evidence of a shooting” in the Lake Eola area after video on social media showed crowds running from the scene during the Fourth of July fireworks Monday evening.wftv.com
Traffic stop leads to arrest of human trafficking suspect in Orlando
ORLANDO, Fla. — A “routine” traffic stop in Orlando led to the arrest of a man accused of trafficking a runaway teen for sex work. Thanks to the joint efforts between the Metropolitan Bureau of Investigations & OPD, a “routine traffic stop” for a stolen tag notification by our Crime Center, led to this career criminal's arrest on 03/19. Investigators say the girl was reunited with her mother, but left to go back to Jones. An investigation led by the Metropolitan Bureau of Investigations in conjunction w/ our officers & @OrangeCoSheriff resulted in the arrest of these 3. READ: Man accused of driving drunk, causing wrong-way Volusia County crashThere is no indication the alleged human traffickers in the two cases are connected.wftv.com
Reward offered for 2 men who assaulted, robbed USPS mail carrier in Orlando, police say
A reward of up to $50,000 was offered Friday by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service for information leading to the arrest and conviction of two people who assaulted and robbed a USPS mail carrier Monday, according to the Orlando Police Department.
Orlando Police arrest man accused of stabbing hotel clerk during robbery
ORLANDO, Fla. — Orlando police announced the arrest of a man they say stabbed a clerk at a local hotel thanks to social media and an attentive evidence clerk. Last week, Orlando Police were called to the Best Western Inn on West Colonial Drive for a reported robbery and stabbing. Investigators said the robber jumped the counter before punching the victim, then stabbing her. In an attempt to generate leads on the suspect’s identity, Orlando Detectives shared still pictures from the video to social media showing the suspect in the hotel lobby just before the attack. The evidence unit manager told investigators Demby had come into the office on the same day of the stabbing attempting to recover some property.wftv.com
WV students to walk out over religious assembly
A group of students in West Virginia is planning a walkout after they say some classmates were forced to attend a sermon from an evangelical Christian revival group during the school day — something they are calling a civil rights violation. (Feb. 9)news.yahoo.com
Police release video of car involved in deadly drive-by shooting, ask public for help
According to police, there is no apparent motive for this shooting nor information on the intended target. Read: “I’m going with a gun’: Father arrested for threatening to shoot up Central Florida schoolOn Tuesday, police released surveillance video of the car they believe could be involved in this homicide. Lewis’ family is devastated by this tremendous loss before the holidays and is asking for the public’s help to solve his murder, police said. WE NEED YOUR HELP: We are asking for your help in the murder of 22-year-old, Xavier Lewis Jr., who was shot at the Mercy Market on Saturday, Dec. 4th. You can remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward of up to $5,000.wftv.com
Jury Says State Should Execute Man Who Killed UCF Grad — KnightNews.com
A jury of Markeith Loyd’s peers has spoken and recommended the death penalty for the murder of Orlando Police Lt. Debra Clayton, a UCF graduate. Whether or not Loyd will actually be sentenced to death is in the hands of the sentencing judge. Ayala, who fervently opposes the death penalty, expressed that she would seek death in this case or any other that qualified for capital punishment. This argument certainly became more prevalent during the COVID-19 pandemic as current Governor Ron Desantis restricted the ability of local leaders to enact regulatory measures. Again, many of the local leaders argued that they know what’s best for their community — more so than those who don’t reside there.knightnews.com
Police investigate deadly Friday night shooting in Orlando
ORLANDO, Fla. — An investigation is underway in Orlando after a deadly shooting on Friday night. Orlando Police said the shooting happened on the 1600 block of 33rd Street. The shooting call came into OPD around 10:40 p.m. on Friday. Read: Warm and muggy Saturday, with isolated showers possiblePolice have not released any other information regarding this deadly shooting. Read: Orlando man hit and killed after getting out of car on I-95, troopers sayIf you have any information regarding this incident, you can call the Orlando Police Department at 321-235-5300 or Crimeline at 1- 800-423-TIPS (8477).wftv.com
Orlando Police search for two missing juveniles
ORLANDO, Fla. — The Orlando Police are searching for two missing juveniles. >>> STREAM CHANNEL 9 EYEWITNESS NEWS LIVE <<<12-year-old Jazaaniyah Jones and her 14-year-old older brother Isaiah Jones have been missing since Sunday, police said. Read: ‘I’m furious’: Mother of 12-year-old boy Palm Bay boy beaten to death speaks outAccording to police, the juveniles’ grandmother told them that the pair left home at 2055 Orange Center Boulevard on Sunday and have not returned. Read: Deputies search for suspect in shooting death of 16-year-old Deltona High School studentMISSING JUVENILES: Have you seen Jazaaniyah Jones, 12 (left) & her older brother, Isaiah Jones, 14 (right)? Their worried grandmother told us they left home at 2055 Orange Center Blvd.wftv.com
Orlando Police investigating deadly shooting in Milk District
ORLANDO, Fla. — Orlando Police are investigating a deadly shooting that happened Saturday night in the Milk District area of Orlando. According to police, the shooting occurred around 10:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Elks Lodge on Primrose Drive. READ: Volusia County Sheriff K-9s recovering after being shot by carjacking suspect, deputies sayPolice said when the arrived an adult male was found dead from an apparent gunshot wound. READ: Brevard sheriff releases video of ambush shooting that left gunman dead, deputy shotAnyone with information is asked to call Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS. Click here to download the free WFTV news and weather apps, and click here to watch the latest news on your smart TV.wftv.com
Orlando Police Department sees drop in use of force
ORLANDO, Fla. — There are only a handful of law enforcement agencies in the county which have disclosed use-of-force data. Orlando Police are one of them, and the data shows that incidents are on the decline. “De-escalation training is something that not only here at the Orlando Police Department but law enforcement in general has been pushing,” says Orlando Chief of Police Orlando Rolon. If you look for 2018 and 2019, there is a significant decrease,” notes Bree Spencer of Accountable Now, a non-profit tracking use of force across the country. READ: Newly released video shows man who exposed himself at least 3 times in Pine HillsOn its website, Accountable Now is collecting and sorting data from law enforcement agencies, comparing use-of-force incidents.wftv.com
3 people injured in drive-by shooting near Parramore
ORLANDO, Fla. — Three people were injured in a drive-by shooting Wednesday afternoon near Parramore, the Orlando Police Department said. Read: 12 cases of Delta variant found in Orange County, officials sayPolice said the shooting was reported shortly before 4:30 p.m. on South Parramore Avenue near West Gore Street. See a map of the scene below:SHOOTING INVESTIGATION: Our officers are now at the scene of a shooting at the 1000 block of S Parramore Ave. Parramore Ave south to Piedmont St is closed. Media, please remain in the area of Parramore & Gore (Liquor Store Parking Lot) as officers conduct their investigation. pic.twitter.com/IRvmuxKnFI — Orlando Police (@OrlandoPolice) June 23, 2021©2021 Cox Media Groupwftv.com
Orlando Police looking for driver who hit and killed a man Monday morning, then fled the scene
ORLANDO, Fla. — Orlando Police are looking for the driver of a silver Kia Soul who hit and killed a man and then took off. The fatal hit-and-run happened along South Orange Avenue near Gore Street Monday around 5 a.m. According to Orlando Police, the car was traveling northbound on South Orange Avenue when the driver hit and killed a pedestrian crossing near Gore Street. Orlando Police said they have video of the incident but are not releasing it at this time. “You would know you hit something.”Orlando Police are asking anyone with information, including the driver, to come forward.wftv.com
Orlando police to hold press conference to provide updates on two deadly weekend shootings
ORLANDO, Fla. — Orlando police will hold a press conference Monday to provide updates on two deadly shootings that happened in Orlando on Sunday. The press conference is scheduled for 1 p.m. at Orlando Police headquarters. READ: DeSantis suspends all local coronavirus emergency orders effective immediatelyOrlando police have not said who will be attending Monday’s press conference. READ: Evans High School to hold moment of silence for student fatally shot in OrlandoThe suspect then fatally shot Torres, police said. Police are asking anyone with information in either of these deadly shootings to call Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS(8477).wftv.com
DUI suspected in wrong-way crash that injured 2 Orlando police officers
ORLANDO, Fla. – Three men, including two Orlando police officers, were injured early Thursday in a two-vehicle, wrong-way crash, authorities said. The crash happened on Princeton Street near John Young Parkway. Orlando Police Chief Orlando Rolon told reporters Thursday afternoon both officers required surgery. “I’m telling you the good Lord has been watching over officers here in the city of Orlando,” Rolon said. AdOn Wednesday, another officer was involved in a crash during the procession escorting fallen Officer Kevin Valencia to an Orlando funeral home.
Orlando police looking for driver behind hit-and-run that killed teen
Orlando Police are looking for a 2-door Honda Accord similar to this one in connection with a deadly hit-and-run crashORLANDO, Fla. – Orlando Police are looking for the driver who was behind the wheel during a deadly hit-and-run crash that killed a 17-year-old on Feb. 27. Jason Stiteler was hit and killed while crossing Conroy Road at the intersection with Hidden Beach Boulevard, according to police. Investigators said the car was traveling westbound in the right lane of Conroy Road when the victim was hit. People passing by spotted Stiteler and called 911 but, according to the release, the teen was pronounced dead at the scene by first responders. Anyone with information about this deadly hit-and-run is asked to call Orlando Police at 321-235-5300Use the form below to sign up for the ClickOrlando.com 4pm Trending newsletter, sent every weekday.
‘I’m not shocked:’ Woman says her son was shot to death in Orlando day after his 21st birthday
ORLANDO, Fla. – A man who turned 21 years old on Sunday was shot and killed in Orlando early Monday, likely while celebrating his milestone birthday, according to his family. DEADLY SHOOTING: Dozens of people are gathered at the corner of Westmoreland and Bentley Street, where Orlando Police say they found a victim dead. Cobaris is on the Orange County Citizens Safety Task Force working to prevent crimes throughout Orange County. He said the task force plans to present its recommendations Wednesday to Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings on ways to better prevent crime. The family said it plans to hold a vigil for Cox on Monday night at the corner of Bentley Street and Westmoreland Drive.
Orlando police release sketch of gunman in deadly shooting
Police sketch of gunman in the shooting death of Anthony GantORLANDO, Fla. – Orlando Police released a sketch on Friday of the man they believe shot and killed another man Feb. 6 in the Rosemont area. Anthony Gant, 31, was found dead in the front doorway of an apartment in the 5200 block of Long Rd. [TRENDING: All Florida Publix locations now offer vaccine |John Morgan settles beef with Arby’s| Last chance to go to space]AdA witness described the shooter as a man in his 30s with low cut hair and facial hair, roughly 5 feet 10 inches tall and 160 pounds, according to the news release. Police have not said what might have led up to the shooting. Anyone with information on this homicide investigation is asked to call Crimeline at 1-800-423-8477.
Orlando police look for man behind string of carjackings
ORLANDO, Fla. – Orlando police released a surveillance photo of a man they believe is responsible for at least three carjackings since September. AdPLEASE SHARE: This male is the suspect in 3 different carjacking incidents at the Millenia area. Contact @CrimelineFL or OPD 321-235-5300. pic.twitter.com/JAkFs3x8cP — Orlando Police (@OrlandoPolice) February 17, 2021All three attacks targeted women in the Millenia area of Orlando, according to police, and the stolen cars were later used in other crimes, as well. According to police, the man threatened the first victim with a gun to get her keys. Anyone with information about who this man is should call Crimeline at 1-800-423-8477 or Orlando police at 321-235-5300.
Office employee shoots man during machete attack, Orlando police say
ORLANDO, Fla. – Orlando police officers were at a staffing business Tuesday after a man attacked two employees there with a machete. One of the employees took out a gun and shot the attacker, according to officers. Grant argued with a woman and a man who worked there, then went to stab the employees, investigators said. Officers said as Grant was trying to lunge at the employees, one of the workers shot him. Orlando police said they eventually found Grant with a gunshot wound and took him into custody.
1 shot at Orlando apartment complex
ORLANDO, Fla. – One person was shot Thursday night at an Orlando apartment complex, and police are searching for the shooter. Orlando police said the shooting happened at the Isle Apartments off Long Road. Authorities said they were called to the area and found the victim sitting on a bench. First responders took the victim to a hospital and he or she is are expected to make a full recovery, police said. Orlando police are asking anyone with information about the shooting to contact Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS.
Missing 12-year-old Orlando girl found safe
ORLANDO, Fla. – UPDATE: A missing 12-year-old girl has been found safe, police announced Monday. Trenity Amayah King was reported missing last week but was “located in good health,” according to Orlando police. GOOD NEWS: We are happy to inform our residents that Trenity was located in good health. — Orlando Police (@OrlandoPolice) January 25, 2021ORIGINAL STORY:The Orlando Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding a missing 12-year-old girl. Trenity Amayah King was last seen around 3 p.m. Sunday in the 5100 block of Rosamond Drive at the Village Springs apartment complex.
A ‘safe’ New Year’s Eve means no drunk driving but also keeping your distance
ORLANDO, Fla. – As they do every year, Orlando Police want people to be safe as they ring in 2021, not just on the road but also staying safe from the virus. Officers don’t anticipate big crowds as they have in other years, there will still be extra patrol units in Downtown Orlando on Thursday night. The department collaborated with the Orange County business Strike Team to make sure businesses are doing everything they can to try and keep people safe on New Year’s Eve. “We’ve been going to all the businesses that are downtown all the bars and nightclubs that will be open tonight. To report a business to the Orange County Business Compliance Teams, residents should call 311 or go toOCFL.net/311.
Orlando police, Academy Sports donate 50 bikes to children
ORLANDO, Fla. – Dozens of Orlando area children are receiving free bicycles this Christmas thanks to a partnership between Orlando Police and Academy Sports + Outdoors. We are so happy and I’m beyond words,” Lopes said. Lopes was one of dozens of families receiving the free bikes Saturday morning at Orlando Police headquarters. School resource officers selected 50 first and second graders to receive the free bikes. Orlando police, Academy Sports donate 50 bikes to childrenThe Solar Bears mascot “Shades” was also there putting smiles on kids’ faces.
Police help troubled 14-year-old to become paramedic
But I know that underneath all that he really wanted to head in the right direction.”Justiniano said 14-year-old J.W. “So when I made contact with him, I really wanted from the bottom of my heart to help him out.”And that’s why Orlando PD’s Youth Liaisons exist. “I’m not looking for recognition or to be on the news, I just want to help, that’s all,” Justiniano said. I mean police officers, yes, do we chase after bad guys and take them to jail yes, yes but we do love reaching out to the community.”Justiniano said as the Outreach Officers got to know J.W., they discovered his passion to become a paramedic. “And we’re here to help you go down that road and make better decisions.”To find out more about the Orlando Police Department’s Youth Outreach program, email them: email@example.comCurrently, there are 23 OPD Youth Outreach Liaisons.
Video: 4 masked men kick down Orlando apartment door during armed robbery
ORLANDO, Fla. – Orlando police investigators are searching for the men who robbed a home over the weekend. Police said the four men were asking the victim where her money box was and where her boyfriend was. The victim told police at first she thought it was a prank because her boyfriend was on his way home when it happened but quickly realized the armed men were serious. Please use discretion as the following video shows a violent home invasion.”WE NEED YOUR HELP: 4 armed men kicked the victim’s door and entered her home demanding money on Nov 7th at an apartment complex on N OBT. Dial 321-235-5300. pic.twitter.com/GPFTJcHwks — Orlando Police (@OrlandoPolice) November 12, 2020Detectives said they need the public’s help to identify the four armed suspects.
Trainer hosts meetings in Orlando neighborhoods to build relationships with law enforcement
ORLANDO, Fla. – A nationally recognized law enforcement trainer hired by the city of Orlando is hosting the first of several community meetings around Orlando aimed at building relationships with people in communities including Parramore, Washington Shores and along Mercy Drive. Dr. Randy Nelson works for the Bethune Cookman University’s Center for Law and Social Justice. Nelson said the action plan will consist of ideas gathered from residents as well as the training seminars he hosts with officers. Nelson said the meetings are invite-only because of the coronavirus pandemic and will consists of a diverse group of people. “I think it gives them a healthy respect from a law enforcement perspective,” said Nelson.
Orlando police recruits meet with community members
ORLANDO, Fla. – The newest recruiting class from Orlando Police met with community members on Thursday in an effort to build relationships between officers and the neighborhoods they serve. Chief Orlando Rolon said the opportunities for conversation are critical to help build the trust necessary for successful community policing. “Allowing (officers) an opportunity to hear from the people that we serve from the different neighborhoods that make Orlando the city that it is, is golden,” Rolon said. “It kind of sets what we know the expectations of their police officers are,” Torres said. “I don’t want them to think that we’re being targeted just because of the color of our skin,” Duffus said.
VIDEO: Police look for vehicle in connection to 16-year-old shot near Orlando park
ORLANDO, Fla. – Orlando police released a video of a vehicle they are searching for in connection to a 16-year-old who was shot near Willie Mays Park on Labor Day. In the video, the victim is seen walking on the sidewalk along Prince Hall Boulevard with two teens. Investigators said they are looking for that vehicle described as a gold car with a white front passenger door. We had it back then, but this corner got cleaned and after this corner got cleaned we haven’t had no more problems until today,” neighbor Pamela Hamm said. Police are asking if you recognize the car or know its whereabouts, call Orlando Police at 321-235-5300 or Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS.
Man impersonating officer attempted to pull over off-duty Orlando police officer, officials say
SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. – A man accused of impersonating a law enforcement officer was arrested after officials said the man pulled over an off duty cop. Forde told authorities he drove up behind the BMW, which appeared to be swerving, and activated his emergency lights and siren, officials said. In the body camera video, Forde told police he thought the other driver was impaired. When Forde pulled alongside the BMW, the officer said Forde was dressed in a way that resembled a law enforcement uniform. In the body camera video, Forde told police he was not trying to impersonate an officer.
Orlando Police give update on deadly shooting at credit union
ORLANDO, Fla. Orlando police have released new details about a shooting that left a woman dead outside an Orlando credit union. During a news conference on Wednesday, investigators said Sylvester Ofori, 35, was taken into custody late Tuesday and is accused of killing his wife, Barbara Tommey, 27. A search warrant was later served at the suspects apartment and Ofori was taken into custody without incident, according to police. During Wednesdays news conference, detectives did not indicate if there were any warning signs the led up to the shooting. He was taken into custody on one count of resisting and officer, but the charge was later dropped.
Suspect arrested in fatal shooting outside apartment complex in northwest Orlando
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. A suspect in a fatal shooting outside an apartment complex in northwest Orlando on Aug. 5 has been arrested, according to police. Orlando Police said Maurice Benn Jr.,19, was arrested in Lake County on Friday. Police said the victim and the suspect were acquaintances and an argument ensued. Investigators said Benn is accused of shooting and killing 32-year-old Brian Tassy around 1 a.m. outside of the Pineview Apartments. Benn is also facing attempted first-degree murder with a firearm charge out of Lake County from an incident in June of 2019.
2nd suspect arrested in Orlando homicide
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. A second suspect was arrested Friday from a homicide in Orlando on July 29, according to the police department. Orlando Police said officers arrested shooting suspect Deon Sykes for the homicide at the 7-Eleven parking lot on the 5500 block of Orange Blossom Trail. Artevious Benton is accused of being an accomplice and was arrested on Wednesday, according to police. Investigators said he was arrested for his involvement in the shooting. Officers said they are still looking another suspect.
How does Orlando PD get it right? New 4K training simulator tests use of force
ORLANDO, Fla. The Orlando Police Department invited News 6 on Wednesday to see its most realistic, life-life training simulator ever. Orlando Police Chief Orlando Rolon said the simulator tests training and teaches trainees how to control their emotions and adrenaline during "sensory overload." Rolon said OPD purchased the simulator in 2019 long before police protests broke out nationwide but the simulator is ensuring that officers use the right force in the right situation. "We're always looking for ways to modify the way we do business to better serve our citizens," Rolon said. He also invited anyone interested in seeing how Orlando police officers train - critics included - to come and test the simulator.
Police arrest 6 demonstrators around Universal Orlando
ORLANDO, Fla. Officers arrested six demonstrators around Universal Orlando on Friday, according to the police department. Orlando Police said around 5 p.m. on Friday 25 protestors beging to demonstrate along streets around Universal Orlando. Investigators said polices started to block local traffic in order to protect the safety of the demonstrators. Police said some demonstrators started to set stuffed animals and pieces of cardboard on fire in the middle of several intersections. Investigators said after repeated requests to leave were ignored, some demonstrators refused to leave the area.
Arrest made in Cascade Oaks Drive homicide in Orange County
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. An arrest has been made in the Cascade Oaks Drive homicide in Orange County, according to the Sheriffs Office. The Orange County Sheriffs Office said Alexander Martinez-Perez, 42, is facing a first-degree murder charge, attempted first-degree murder and burglary with battery. The Sheriffs Office said deputies responded to a home on the 8300 block of Cascade Oaks Drive on June 22 while deputies and Orlando Police were investigating a hit-and-run crash. The Sheriffs Office said officers with the Orlando Police responded to the home because a vehicle involved in a hit-and-run crash was registered to the address. On June 26, deputies identified the victim as Jon Payne, 68.
2 people arrested in Fairview Shores homicide
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. Two people have been arrested in the Fairview Shores homicide, according to Orlando Police. Kathryn Klein and Lakari Miller are facing charges of first-degree murder with a firearm and robbery with a firearm. Police said officers responded to the 1700 block of Fairview Shores Drive around 7 p.m. and found Alexander Dillon Hwang Jones with a gunshot wound. Investigators said Jones was transported to the Orlando Regional Medical and was pronounced dead a short time later, according to police.
Man found dead in Orange County home in hit-and-run investigation
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. A man was found dead in the home of the 8300 block of Cascade Oaks Drive while deputies and Orlando Police were investigating a hit-and-run crash, according to the Orange County Sheriffs Office. A woman was found injured and rushed to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries as well, according to the Sheriffs Office. The Sheriffs Office said officers with the Orlando Police responded to the home because a vehicle involved in a hit-and-run crash was registered to the address. The names of people involved in the incident have not been released at this time. We will update this story as more information becomes available.
4 people shot, including 5-year-old at Orlando apartment complex
ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Police Department is investigating a shooting that left a 5-year-old and three others injured. According to authorities, the shooting happened at the Windsor Cove Apartment complex. The fourth victim was a 5-year-old girl who was taken to Arnold Palmer Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Orlando police said Reginald Prince, 22, was arrested on charges which include attempted second-degree murder with a firearm. Booking photo of Reginald Prince.
Shooting in I-Drive parking lot leaves one man dead
ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Police Department is investigating a shooting that left one man dead. According to police, the shooting occurred in a parking lot on International Drive early Saturday morning. Officers said that 26-year-old D’quan Prentice was taken to a hospital, suffering from a gunshot wound. Prentice was linked to the shooting scene on International Drive, authorities said. “As this investigation is active and ongoing, there are no other details to release at this time,” officers said.
WATCH LIVE: Orlando Police chief, mayor provide update after four days of protests
ORLANDO, Fla. Orlando Police Chief Orlando Roln and Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer are expected to hold a news conference Wednesday after four days of demonstrations in the City of Orlando. On Tuesday, around 2,000 peaceful demonstrators outside Orlando City Hall chanted Black Lives Matter!" Nearly 50 minutes after the citys 10 p.m. curfew went into effect, Orlando Police said officers deployed tear gas and smoke after a few remaining participants started throwing rocks and bottles at them. MORE: Orlando police again use tear gas to disperse protesters who threw rocks, bottles at themDuring the protests, officers said a 29-year-old man attempted to stab officers with an exposed syringe. Officers said the incident happened around 7:30 p.m. while a crowd of protesters gathered at Robinson Street and Rosalind Avenue.
Man crashes vehicle into Orlando apartment complex after hes shot in the back, police say
ORLANDO, Fla. A man crashed a vehicle into an Orlando apartment complex Tuesday afternoon after he was shot in the back, according to police. Police said a man left a white vehicle and shot the victim. Investigators said the suspect left the scene in the white vehicle and smashed a gate on the way out. A man was shot in Southwest Orlando Tuesday afternoon, according to the police department. The victim does not know the suspect, according to investigators.
12-year-old shot at Windsor Cove Apartments, officers say
Published: May 17, 2020, 7:37 am Updated: May 17, 2020, 2:45 pmORLANDO, Fla. A 12-year-old was shot Saturday night, according to officers. The shooting happened just before midnight. Officers said the shooting happened at the Windsor Cove Apartments in Orlando. Officials did not say what led up to the shooting or give specific details on the juvenile. According to a news release, the juvenile is in stable condition and there is currently no suspect information.
New video shows panic as Publix shopper brandishes gun at deli counter
ORLANDO, Fla. – Video released Tuesday evening shows a man wearing a medical mask and gloves pulling out a gun in the deli section of a local Publix and pointing it another shopper. WHO IS HE: We're hoping new surveillance video will help us identify a man who pulled out a gun in Publix the day before Mother's Day! ANOTHER LOOK: Minutes before the incident at the Publix at 4606 S Kirkman Rd, Mystery Gunman was shopping for Mother's Day. “I took my glasses off and I said, ‘Do we know each other?’”Police said before the incident, the gunman was shopping for Mother’s Day gifts. Video shows him with large balloons inside his cart.
Picture shows vehicle connected to shooting that killed Ocoee High football star
ORLANDO, Fla. – Orlando Police on Thursday released a photo of a vehicle that was used during a shooting that killed a star Ocoee High School football player and left three others injured Saturday night. Dexter Rentz Jr., 18, was found in the other vehicle suffering from a gunshot wound, records show. Authorities said they don’t believe the crime was random but haven’t provided details on what led up to the gunfire. Rentz was a standout senior on Ocoee High School’s football team who had received a full scholarship to play for the University of Louisville. As you can see, he had already did that - even in his death,” Rentz’s father said.
Florida lawmakers propose bill to prevent young children from being arrested
Florida lawmakers propose bill to prevent young children from being arrestedPublished: March 2, 2020, 12:52 pmA Florida senator who filed a bill to prohibit children under 12 from being arrested has announced a compromise with lawmakers that is expected to pave the way for the legislation to pass.
Orlando police sergeant broke policy in shooting that left Kevin Valencia in coma
ORLANDO, Fla. – An Orlando police sergeant violated department policy in a 2018 shooting that left Orlando police Officer Kevin Valencia in a coma, according to an internal Orlando Police Department investigation. White covered the apartment door peephole with a piece of gum, according to the report. Valencia attempted to use the key to open the door but it broke off in the lock, according to the investigation. White told investigators she made the decision to force entry because there were no sounds coming from the apartment. There was no sound coming from inside,” White told investigators.
OPD patrol car hits horse, troopers say
SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. – An Orlando Police Department patrol car hit a horse around 5 a.m. Saturday morning, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The incident happened on County Road 426 in Seminole County. According to authorities, the officer received minor injuries. Troopers do not know the condition of the horse. Stay with News 6 as we update this developing story.
Orlando cop censured for using taser on teenage bicyclist
click to enlarge Screenshot of Orlando Police body camera footageclick to enlarge Screenshot of Orlando Police body camera footageclick to enlarge Screenshot of Orlando Police body camera footageOrlando Police consider tasing someone on a bicycle excessive force, "except in cases of aggressive resistance. The young man of color fell and skidded on the ground, as seen in body camera footage released in a report by. Meier called for backup.Recently released body camera footage worn by both officers shows at least two squad cars swerving around one 19-year-old. Tankovich said the teen "appeared to be in continuous motion on the bicycle when Officer Meier deployed his Taser... [and] cause[d] the subject to fall on the ground. "Another teen in the group of bike riders was tased, but there's no word yet on whether OPD is investigating that use of force.orlandoweekly.com
All four complaints of excessive force by Orlando Police in 2018 involved Black males
click to enlarge Photo via Orlando Police/TwitterOrlando Police received four excessive force complaints in 2018. Well, Black one is a 13-year-old boy.In the case of the Black child, OPD Officer Neal Chase kicked the boy in the chest in May 2018. Another Black man who also ignored orders the man was sitting on the ground and refused to roll over on his stomach was tased while sitting down. Another Black man, after being handcuffed on suspicion of shoplifting from a Macy's, was struck by an officer's baton three times on the legs.In February 2018, 30-year-old Jawalyn Brooks, a Black man, would not leave a downtown Orlando parking garage. Just as backup arrived, Ehlers tased Torain.Again, internal affairs investigated the officer's use of force against a suspect in a "submissive position."orlandoweekly.com