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DUI Wolf Pack Operation Set for 4th of July Weekend 2017

Melinda Morris
By: Melinda Morris
Jun. 30 2017

Beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 30, 2017, and continuing until 5 a.m. on Saturday, July 1, 2017 the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting enhanced DUI enforcement through the use of a “DUI Wolf Pack.”  “Wolf Pack” is the name the Pinellas County Sheriff’s office has given these DUI operations. July 2017’s…
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Can You Legally Record the Police in Florida?

Melinda Morris
By: Melinda Morris
Jun. 01 2017

We recently reported on the potential rise of body cameras being used by law enforcement in the Tampa Bay Area.  While Pasco County utilizes body cameras for every officer, other Tampa Bay law enforcement agencies have yet to implement the technology in any form.  Notably, the St. Petersburg Police department has waffled on the issue…
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Your Next Interaction With Police May Be Video Recorded

Melinda Morris
By: Melinda Morris
May. 08 2017

Recently, Axon the company formerly known as Taser International recognized for their Taser stun guns, has offered a free body camera to every sworn law enforcement officer in the United States.  See https://www.axon.com/info/offer .  The offer is in fact a free body camera and supporting software for a 1-year trial period.  But that may be…
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Assignment of Traffic Cases in Pinellas County, FL

Melinda Morris
By: Melinda Morris
Dec. 28 2016

On March 23, 2016, Chief Judge Anthony Rondolino signed Administrative Order 2016-016 PI-CIR addressing Assignment of Traffic Cases. The administrative order updated the list of agencies that issue traffic citations in Pinellas County and amended the procedure for assigning criminal traffic cases for citations issued by the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, the Florida Highway Patrol,…
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Supreme Court rules against police in drug-sniffing dog case

Melinda Morris
By: Melinda Morris
Apr. 22 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court handed down an opinion Tuesday ruling that police cannot extend a routine traffic stop in order to bring a drug-sniffing dog to investigate the car absent any reasonable suspicion that a crime other than the traffic offense is taking place. The decision is a victory for the right of people to…
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