It’s a Friday night ride-along with the Tampa Police Department that drags into the early morning, a nearly 12-hour shift for Neal that, lately, carries with it new, pressing stakes. The department and community is coping with four seemingly connected killings in southeast Seminole Heights.
“We want this to stop,” says Neal, whose family came to the U.S. from Jamaica when he was 12, and who still has a hint of Jamaican accent. “The citizens want this to stop. I would love to get this guy into custody.”