Ethics Board Addresses Public Appearances by City Officials

Ethics Board Addresses Public Appearances by City Officials

At its January 21 meeting, the Independent Ethics Board discussed the impact of public appearances by City officials. The discussion considered the premise that the City should clarify its policies on City officials’ participation in privately-sponsored events. The Ethics Board staff drafted a statement that noted, “Sometimes promoting or recognizing a local activity, event, or […]

Tallahassee Police Chief Lawrence Revell Names Three New Deputy Chiefs

Tallahassee Police Chief Lawrence Revell Names Three New Deputy Chiefs

Last week, Tallahassee Police Chief Lawrence Revell named three new deputy chiefs after reviewing internal and external applications for the positions. According to a Tallahassee Police Department press release from January 15, Revell chose Jason Laursen, Tonja Bryant-Smith, and Maurice Holmes. According to the press release, Jason Laursen has lived in Tallahassee since 1993, and […]

TPD to Reconsider Policy on Releasing Information of Minors with Felony Charges

TPD to Reconsider Policy on Releasing Information of Minors with Felony Charges

Recently, a debate began within the Tallahassee community after the Tallahassee Police Department published the names and photos of juveniles who had been arrested for felony burglary. Typically, law enforcement departments do not release the identity of people under the age of 18 if they have committed nonserious crimes. Many Tallahassee community members have questioned […]

Leon County Commissioner Mary Ann Lindley Appears on Above the Fold

Leon County Commissioner Mary Ann Lindley Appears on Above the Fold

On January 16, Leon County Commissioner Mary Ann Lindley appeared on Above the Fold with Tallahassee Reports Editor Steve Stewart. Lindley discussed her experience as Commissioner and her view of the major challenges facing Leon County’s over the next decade. You can find the full interview here. Lindley was elected County Commissioner in 2012 after […]

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