This month, police across the county are taking part in National Night Out. The yearly event is billed as a way for officers and residents to have positive interactions. The Tampa Police Department hosted Tuesday’s event at Raymond James Stadium.
A man is facing numerous charges after allegedly kidnapping and holding his ex-girlfriend hostage.
Reform measures and oversight are large undertakings and city council has already begun working with Tampa's task force on policing.
Tampa police officers are walking into pubs, taverns, and bars in SoHo and Ybor City, making sure business owners are complying with Governor Ron Desantis' COVID-19 phase 2 re-opening orders.
A week after the Tampa Police Department announced plans for a new mental health response program, the department shared its initial moves to get it off the ground during a special-called city council meeting Thursday.
The cities of Tampa and St. Petersburg will be changing how their police departments respond to certain 911 calls. If someone is having a mental health breakdown, a social worker will soon respond along with an officer.
Critical decisions can be the difference between life and death during a mental health emergency, and police officers often end up responding to those calls.
After getting feedback from members of a community task force on policing, Tampa PD has a new action plan for easing tensions between officers and those they’re sworn to protect.
In order to mount a vigorous defense, Christopher Bevan's public defender, Elizabeth Beardsley, is asking prosecutors to hand over investigators' notes, files, records, and officer body camera footage from the day 15-year-old Bradley Hulett was shot and killed at a Tampa police officer's house.
After arresting 31-year-old Antonio Cruz Ortiz, investigators say he was in possession of multiple assault-style weapons and ammunition, more than $6,000 in cash, and hundreds of grams of possible fentanyl, marijuana, and heroin.
A 40-minute shooting spree ended with a Tampa police officer being injured and a suspect being taken into custody, according to the Tampa Police Department.
Back in June, a Tampa police officer pulled over a car that had been reported stolen.
The investigation into Bradley Hulett's death is now officially closed. Seven months after the 15-year-old was shot and killed inside a Tampa police officer's home, we're learning the consequences faced by the officer.
Patrolman Juan Nales was shot and killed while walking a suspicious person to jail back on July 18, 1920. The 25-year-old left behind a 13 month-old daughter and a pregnant wife.
Multiple law enforcement agencies in the bay area are taking steps to become more transparent by launching pilot programs or purchasing body cameras for officers.
Monday marks 10 years since the killings of two Tampa police officers, a crime that shook the city and set off a manhunt for their killer.
The chief of the Tampa Police Department says his officers were "ambushed" early Saturday morning.
We’ve all seen the daily protests and the passionate calls for change and so has Tampa's mayor.
Tampa Police Chief Brian Dugan puts it bluntly while talking about the state of morale within his agency. “It’s a bit of a dumpster fire."
The Tampa, Clearwater, and St. Petersburg police departments say their policies are sufficient but are reminding officers of the rules. Sarasota PD banned choke-holds. But for the most part, Bay Area law enforcement are only making small changes in response to big outcry for reform.