Tag Archive for: Orange County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO)

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Florida’s Flawed Baker Act Rips Thousands of Kids from School

Over the past seven years, children have been taken from public schools in Tampa Bay more than 7,500 times and temporarily placed in mental health facilities. They often leave campus handcuffed in the back of police cruisers. Some are as…
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Orange Sheriff Candidates Discuss Mental Health, Excessive Force in Pine Hills

Mental health and excessive force were among the topics discussed by candidates for Orange County Sheriff in Pine Hills Thursday evening. Orlando Police Chief John Mina, retired Florida Highway Patrol Chief Joe Lopez and Orlando businessman…