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Tampa men sue ex-cop who held them at gunpoint, made anti-Muslim comments

Tampa men sue ex-cop who held them at gunpoint, made anti-Muslim comments

TAMPA — One afternoon in late 2014, two American citizens of Palestinian descent got into a spat with the owner of a Tampa auto body shop over the price of a detail job. As the argument escalated, the owner’s son, a former Pinellas sher...
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Last two lawyers disbarred in Diaco DUI setup

Last two lawyers disbarred in Diaco DUI setup

TAMPA — Calling it “among the most shocking, unethical and unprofessional” conduct they had ever witnessed by lawyers, the justices of the Florida Supreme Court made it both official and unanimous Thursday:
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Last two lawyers disbarred in Diaco DUI set-up

Last two lawyers disbarred in Diaco DUI set-up

TAMPA — Calling it “among the most shocking, unethical and unprofessional” conduct they had ever witnessed by lawyers, the justices of the Florida Supreme Court made it both official and unanimous Thursday:
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USF study suggests Tampa police with body cameras less likely to use force

USF study suggests Tampa police with body cameras less likely to use force

TAMPA — Tampa police officers who wear body cameras are less likely to use force than their counterparts who do not wear them, a University of South Florida study suggests.
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Two Tampa area mosque fires ruled arson

Two Tampa area mosque fires ruled arson

TAMPA — At least two of five fires that have erupted in recent weeks at Tampa area mosques were intentionally set, and probably not by the same person, a federal official said Monday.
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Tampa’s police review board of civilian watchdogs isn’t doing much barking

Tampa’s police review board of civilian watchdogs isn’t doing much barking

TAMPA — For a moment in April, a group of citizens appointed to watchdog the Tampa Police Department appeared poised to flex some muscle; that is, until it learned how little muscle it had.
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Three arrested in string of 25 burglaries in South Tampa

Three arrested in string of 25 burglaries in South Tampa

Over a six-month period, a team of burglars repeatedly drove over four hours from the Miami area to South Tampa, where they broke into 25 homes, netting several hundred thousand dollars in stolen jewelry and other valuables.
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Watch: Suspect on motorcycle leads deputies on chase

Watch: Suspect on motorcycle leads deputies on chase

BRANDON — A Lakeland man driving on a suspended license led deputies on a chase through Brandon and Tampa, trying at one point to hijack a moving pickup truck, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said.
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Pinellas sheriff’s reports detail chaos in weeks before baby’s death

Pinellas sheriff’s reports detail chaos in weeks before baby’s death

Days before authorities say a 6-year-old boy fatally beat his newborn sister in a locked minivan, child protection investigators received a report saying the youngster should not be left alone with his siblings, Pinellas County Sheriff’s Offic...
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Man sentenced to 25 years in prison for shooting death of Tampa teen

Man sentenced to 25 years in prison for shooting death of Tampa teen

TAMPA — The crime outraged a community already wracked by a surge in gun violence.
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