Criminal justice reform a hot topic in Tampa Bay, no matter the side

Law enforcement agencies, residents, prosecutors, and advocates across the Tampa Bay area came together Tuesday night to discuss criminal justice reform including civil citation programs, Florida's anti-riot law, and communication between law enforcement and residents.

Social workers respond to 100 days of calls in effort to improve policing in St. Pete

The first 100 days are in for the new social worker response program with the St. Petersburg Police Department, the chief of police reported Thursday. It’s part of an effort to shift more mental health and social service calls from police to the experts, and Chief Anthony Holloway said officers and social workers currently go out on calls together.