Law Enforcement

Photo: Collier County Sheriff's Office via Facebook

Receiving dozens of frantic phone calls a day from people at their most desperate is a job that requires patience, training, and a particular temperament to see people through emergencies great and small. That’s the job of a 911 operator, a job the Collier County Sheriffs' Office says it needs filled at its new 911 call center.

Photo: St. Edwards University via WMFE

Records from the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice show Orange County processes the highest number of juvenile arrests statewide, and most of those arrests are felonies charged to black boys. Reporter Renata Sago at WMFE in Orlando documented the journey of three young men, each charged with felonies, and their paths through the juvenile justice system in a five-part series called "Young and Arrested."

The Florida Senate has unanimously approved a statewide standard for eyewitness identification.

The Florida House has voted to expand autism awareness training for law enforcement. Support for the issue amped up this session after a North Miami officer shot at an autistic man he thought was dangerous.

A bill requiring autism awareness training for law enforcement officers is now heading to the House floor.

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