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Jack Evans - Breaking News Reporter — Pinellas Sheriff, St. Petersburg Police, Clearwater Police

Breaking News Reporter — Pinellas Sheriff, St. Petersburg Police, Clearwater Police

Nothing excites me more than finding and telling a compelling, human story that illustrates a complicated issue. If you've got tips or story ideas, I want to hear them. I grew up in Tennessee, went to college at Indiana University and started at the Times shortly after graduating in spring 2018, and I love Florida and its idiosyncrasies (except the 90-degree October days). When I'm not at work, I write songs and spend too much time on Twitter. Let's talk about books and what new (or old) music you're listening to.

  1. Arthur Green Jr., left, shown with wife Lena Young. He suffered a diabetic seizure while in the custody of Tampa police officers and died in July 2014. His family says officers restrained the 63-year-old man in a way that restricted his breathing and failed to use CPR to revive him, but their federal lawsuit was thwarted by the doctrine of qualified immunity, which shields government employees from civil liability when they’re accused of violating someone’s rights.
  2. William Green, 32, faces a murder charge and two counts of aggravated child abuse with great bodily harm after his 5-year-old daughter died from injuries police said Green inflicted.
  3. Former Port Richey Mayor Dale Massad appears in court in 2019. Massad will plead guilty to several charges, attorneys said in court Friday, two years after he was charged with attempted murder after authorities said he shot at a Pasco County Sheriff's Office SWAT team as they tried to raid his house in an investigation into practicing medicine without a license.
  4. Fallen Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Michael J. Magli’s wife Stephanie Magli is comforted during his funeral services on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, at the Idlewild Baptist Church in Lutz.
  5. Fallen Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Michael J. Magli’s wife Stephanie Magli is comforted during his funeral services on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, at the Idlewild Baptist Church in Lutz.
  6. Roberty Allen Holzaepfel is seen in this undated Florida Department of Corrections photo from a previous conviction. He is charged in the death of a Pinellas County deputy that occurred Wednesday.
  7. Pinellas County Sheriff's Deputy Cheryl Gimenez places flowers in honor of Deputy Michael Magli on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021, at a memorial at the Sheriff's Office's headquarters in Largo. Magli was killed while attempting to deploy stop sticks on a suspect on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021, in East Lake.
  8. A hearse containing the body of Pinellas County Sheriff's Deputy Michael Magli is lead by law enforcement vehicles as onlookers watch along Bartelt Road Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021 in Holiday. Magli, 30, died after he was struck by a pickup truck that spun out in the median of East Lake Road near Forelock Road in north Pinellas County.
  9. The scene of a deadly shooting in St. Petersburg. Three people were found dead inside a home Tuesday after a shooting that led to a SWAT team response. Cornelius “Cornbread” Whitfield, 31, was taken into custody by St. Petersburg police, Chief Anthony Holloway said during a news conference, Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021 in St. Petersburg.
  10. St. Petersburg police evacuated nearby homes and sent in the SWAT team after reports of a shooting at a St. Petersburg home. They knocked down the front of the house in order to get the victims to rescue crews and took Cornelius "Cornbread" Whitfield into custody.
  11. Dallis Wolfe, 22, grew up in St. Petersburg before going away for college. He eventually wound up at Alabama A&M, where he was fatally shot in January. His family remembered him as a deep thinker unafraid to carve his own path.
  12. The Bruce T. Haddock Water Treatment Plant is seen Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021 in Oldsmar. Local and federal authorities are investigating after an attempt Friday to poison the city of Oldsmar’s water supply, Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said Monday.
  13. Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri speaks at a press conference Monday, along with Oldsmar Mayor Eric Seidel, middle, and City Manager Al Braithwaite, left. On Friday, Gualtieri said, someone remotely accessed the computer system for the city's water treatment plant and tried to add a large amount of lye to the city's water supply.
  14. This image provided by Pinellas County officials shows a crowd of people that officials say gathered inside Ringside Cafe in St. Petersburg on June 13, 2020 despite pandemic restrictions.
  15. Cornelius Whitfield, 31, is the suspect in a Tuesday morning shooting in St. Petersburg that killed one man and injured another, police said.
  16. Pinellas Sheriff Bob Gualtieri speaks at a March 25 meeting of the Pinellas County Commission. The Sheriff's Office's newly expanded mental health unit began work Monday.
  17. A new report from the Southern Poverty Law Center says Florida is near the top in the U.S. in the number of hate groups. Though the number of groups dropped nationwide, leaders and researchers from the SPLC said these groups are no less dangerous, especially in the wake of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.
  18. Adam Phillips holds his granddaughter in this September 2019 photo. Phillips was excited about becoming a grandfather, his daughter's attorney said. But now Alexis Phillips is suing the Clearwater Police Department, saying the officers who went to check on her father on Feb. 27, 2020 failed to do their jobs right. They left his apartment and said he was sleeping. The next day, the 49-year-old grandfather was found dead.
  19. Anthony Damiano, capitán de los servicios de bomberos del condado de Polk, está acusado de robar tres dosis de una vacuna contra el coronavirus destinada a los socorristas. [Oficina del Alguacil del Condado de Polk]
  20. Anthony Damiano, a Polk County Fire Rescue captain for 17 years, is accused of stealing three doses of a coronavirus vaccine meant for first responders.
  21. Clearwater police said Samir Douti, 33, was trying to break up a bar fight when he was fatally stabbed early Tuesday morning.
  22. Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri speaks at a Pinellas County Commission meeting last March. On Tuesday, commissioners approved a plan to outfit Gualtieri's roughly 875 deputies with body-worn cameras.
  23. Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd at a news conference Tuesaday.