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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.
Pasco Sheriff Chris Nocco built a controversial data-driven approach to policing. He also built a wide circle of powerful friends who don’t question his tactics.
Pasco Sheriff Chris Nocco built a controversial data-driven approach to policing. He also built a wide circle of powerful friends who don’t question his tactics.
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. Meridian Apartments on N 50th St. in Tampa is one of about 100 apartment complexes that participated in Tampa Police Department's Crime-Free Multi Housing program. Orlando Police Department and the Orange County Sheriff's Office have ended their crime-free programs.
    As debate continues about Tampa’s anti-crime initiative for apartment complexes, two other Florida law enforcement agencies have ended programs based on the same national model.
  2. Federal regulators on Thursday gave Gopher Resource a "willful violation" for exposing workers to inhalation hazards.
    The lead smelter was the subject of a recent Tampa Bay Times investigation.
  3. A Tampa Bay Times investigation found that workers at Gopher Resource in Tampa were exposed to extreme amounts of lead.
    The American Public Health Association made the recommendation after reading a Tampa Bay Times investigation.
  4. Anil Eglais, 62, watched his health decline after working more than 25 years at Gopher's Tampa lead factory, where he was exposed to poisonous metals including cadmium.
    For years, the company’s contracted doctor failed to flag abnormal test results and provide the required follow-up.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.

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