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400-lb. Florida cop charged with posing as teen girl online to get sex pics from boys

After a months-long investigation, a 30-year-old Bunnell, FL police sergeant was arrested Tuesday night and accused of posing as a 16-year-old girl on social media in order to solicit sexually graphic material from teen boys. According to the St. Augustine Record, Michael Gerard Stavris II was charged with two felony…

Florida police chemist investigated for stealing drug evidence; thousands of cases under review

Thousands of criminal drug cases from around central and northern Florida may have been compromised by a police chemist, now under investigation for allegedly stealing pain medication from a Panhandle evidence room over several years. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement said Saturday that it has begun an investigation of…

Murderers mistakenly released from Florida prison recaptured

Police apprehended two fugitive convicted murderers Saturday in Florida who had been mistakenly released in a prison mix-up, authorities announced Saturday. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement, along with the U.S. Marshall’s Service arrested escaped inmates Charles Walker and Joseph Jenkins, both 34, the agencies said in a statement online.…

Florida police arrest state’s biggest alleged distributor of child pornography

Florida Department of Law Enforcement officers arrested 51-year-old John Shearen of Leesberg, Florida on Thursday on charges of possession and distribution of child pornography. According to Orlando’s WFTV Channel 9, police found Shearen to be in possession of between 500,000 and 1 million full-length pornographic films featuring minor children. Police…

Ex-Florida GOP chairman arrested, charged with grand theft

‘Federal prosecutors are also examining party activities under the watch of Greer and Governor Crist’ Like BP and Jay Leno, Florida’s governor is having a tough year. The former chairman of the Republican Party of Florida was arrested Wednesday for allegedly running a scam bilking money from the party. The…

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