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Investigations & Narratives

Pasco’s sheriff created a futuristic program to stop crime before it happens. It monitors and harasses families across the county.
Pasco’s sheriff created a futuristic program to stop crime before it happens. It monitors and harasses families across the county.
At Gopher Resource in Tampa, workers recycle 50,000 used car batteries a day. Their safety equipment doesn’t always protect them, an 18-month Tampa Bay Times investigation found.
At Gopher Resource in Tampa, workers recycle 50,000 used car batteries a day. Their safety equipment doesn’t always protect them, an 18-month Tampa Bay Times investigation found.
OSHA inspectors haven’t been inside Gopher Resource in five years, even as mechanical breakdowns plagued the Tampa plant and made conditions worse for workers.
OSHA inspectors haven’t been inside Gopher Resource in five years, even as mechanical breakdowns plagued the Tampa plant and made conditions worse for workers.
From its headquarters in Boca Raton, GardaWorld has put unsafe trucks on the road, and its workers and unsuspecting motorists have suffered the consequences.
From its headquarters in Boca Raton, GardaWorld has put unsafe trucks on the road, and its workers and unsuspecting motorists have suffered the consequences.

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  1. Tampa Mayor Jane Castor on Saturday announced reforms to a Tampa Police Department program that reported the arrest of tenants to landlords and encouraged them to evict. It comes after a Tampa Bay Times investigation revealed that entire families lost their homes even in cases when charges were dropped.
    After defending the program, Mayor Jane Castor agrees to limit when landlords are notified of tenant arrests.
  2. A sign at Meridian Apartments on N 50th Street in Tampa advertises its participation in Tampa's Crime-Free Multi Housing program. It was one of about 100 apartment complexes enrolled in the Tampa Police Department program.
    The NAACP and the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida are among groups asking Tampa Mayor Jane Castor to end the anti-crime initiative they say unfairly puts Black renters at risk of eviction.
  3. Officers sent notices to landlords detailing arrests and encounters with their tenants that put families at risk of eviction even when charges were later dropped.
  4. Pasco Sheriff Chris Nocco told the Justice Department that his agency was "confused" by a federal probe into its new intelligence effort.
    The federal agency expressed concerns with the program in an Aug. 6 letter to Sheriff Chris Nocco.
  5. In this March 2, 2019 image from police dashboard camera video obtained by The Associated Press, Louisiana State Trooper Jacob Brown slams motorist DeShawn Washington against the hood of a police cruiser during a traffic stop in Ouachita Parish, La., after troopers found marijuana in the trunk of Washington's car. (Louisiana State Police via AP)
    An AP review of internal investigative records show at least a dozen cases of Louisiana troopers beating suspects.
  6. Members of the PASCO Coalition rallied outside the Pasco School Board meeting on Tuesday, demanding the district end its practice of sharing student data with the Sheriff's Office.
    A coalition wants the school district to stop giving student data to the Sheriff’s Office when not required by law.
  7. A letter from the Pasco Sheriff's Office tells recipients they will be facing enhanced police scrutiny under Sheriff Chris Nocco's controversial intelligence program.
    Critics of the agency’s intelligence programs called the letter ‘patronizing’ and ‘offensive,’ and raised continued concerns about civil rights
  8. This photo of Carter Verhaeghe taken in 2020 by Times photographer Dirk Shadd won first place in sports photography at the Florida Society of News Editors competition.
    FSNE awards prizes for the state’s best journalism. The Tampa Bay Times collects 23 awards, including top honors in eight categories.
  9. Federal lawmakers say Gopher Resource should face penalties in the wake of a report that found toxic gasses reached life-threatening levels and contaminated dust covered the plant’s floor.
    Regulators, prompted by a Tampa Bay Times investigation, found that Gopher Resource ran afoul of environmental standards
  10. County regulators identified a host of problems at Gopher Resource in Tampa, including hazardous-liquid leaks and life-threatening levels of carbon monoxide and sulfur dioxide.
    The inquiry was spurred by a Tampa Bay Times investigation into hazardous conditions at the plant.
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