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If a Tampa, FL Police Officer Turns Off Their Body Camera During a Call Will They Face Disciplinary Action?

They could if the officer turned off his or her body camera so that they were able to engage in an act of misconduct and wouldn’t be recognized for doing so. Officers who are required to wear body cameras while on duty are responsible…
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Why might a victim file an excessive use of force claim in Tampa?

Excessive use of force is a general term for when police beat someone or improperly handle them during an arrest causing injuries or death. An incident captured on a dashboard camera in Pinellas Park, just west of Tampa, shows a man being…
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How can a victim of a police beating prove there was no reason to use force in Tampa?

Some incidents of police brutality begin with normal interactions that go awry. A homeless man who was sleeping near an interstate highway was beaten by local police in Lakeland Florida, just outside of Tampa. Homeless man beaten for…
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Tampa Florida fires city officers for misconduct and attempts to get funding for body cameras to prevent future incidents

Concerns about police brutality have led to a number of corrective changes around the nation, which are designed to increase accountability for officers and safety for members of the public. Local news for Tampa published an article regarding…
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Have police in Tampa Florida been abiding by their bias-based profiling policy?

Regain community trust. Tampa area police have had some negative policing history to correct with people dying due to diabetic shock while being arrested and restrained, or children watching their father being hit by a Taser.  Previous allegations…