Tallahassee Police Department Seeks Changes to Noise Ordinance to Address Large Gatherings, Crime

Tallahassee Police Department Seeks Changes to Noise Ordinance to Address Large Gatherings, Crime

Tallahassee city officials are recommending that city commissioners adopt a change to the current noise ordinance to address concerns noted by law enforcement. These concerns relate to the lack of cooperation with businesses to initiate a noise complaint where large groups have gathered. The agenda item states that the City’s noise ordinance is ineffective at […]

Two Arrests Made in Connection to Bryant Murder

Two Arrests Made in Connection to Bryant Murder

On Monday, January 31, the Tallahassee Police Department made a second arrest connected to the murder of Florida A&M University graduate student MaKayla Bryant which occurred on January 26. After an investigation by TPD, Khalil Ogilvie, age 26, was charged with first-degree felony murder and remains in Leon County Detention Facility without bail. According to […]

City Commission Appoints Donna Cotterell to Citizens Police Review Board

City Commission Appoints Donna Cotterell to Citizens Police Review Board

Tallahassee elected officials appointed Donna Cotterell to the Citizens Police Review Board (CPRB) during the January 26, 2022 city commission meeting. Cotterell was nominated by Commissioner Jeremy Matlow. Her term will end in December 2025. The seat became vacant when Adner Marcelin resigned from the Board after he filed to run for office. Marcelin has […]

Tallahassee City Commission Meeting Briefs: January 26, 2022

Tallahassee City Commission Meeting Briefs: January 26, 2022

Provided below are brief notes for items addressed at the January 26, 2022 Tallahassee City Commission. –Mayor John Dailey read a proclamation recognizing January as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. –The mayor also acknowledged Honor Flight Tallahassee. Honor Flight is a program that flies veterans to Washington D.C. to view the memorials and […]

Burnette’s Request to Remain Out of Prison Denied

Burnette’s Request to Remain Out of Prison Denied

Federal Judge Jill Pryor of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals denied J.T. Burnette’s request to remain out of federal prison pending his appeal of a guilty verdict on corruption charges. The decision was first reported by the Tallahassee Democrat. Due to his involvement with Scott Maddox – who plead guilty to charges related to […]

Tallahassee Civil Rights Lawyer Ben Crump Supports City Commission Candidate Adner Marcelin

Tallahassee Civil Rights Lawyer Ben Crump Supports City Commission Candidate Adner Marcelin

Ben Crump, a civil rights lawyer who has represented the families of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, and George Floyd, has donated the maximum contribution of $1,000 to the city commissioner campaign of Adner Marcelin. Just four years ago, Crump’s law firm made an in-kind contribution of $250.00 to Marcelin’s rival and current city commissioner, Dianne […]

Tallahassee TEAM Program Reaches 772 Individuals

Tallahassee TEAM Program Reaches 772 Individuals

The Tallahassee City Commission heard an update on the Tallahassee Emergency Assessment Mobile (TEAM) unit during the January 12 city retreat. The TEAM pilot program was launched in March 2021 to divert non-violent mental health crises away from law enforcement to a designated response team. The team is comprised of a licensed mental health professional, […]

Tallahassee City Commission Sets Annual Retreat Agenda

Tallahassee City Commission Sets Annual Retreat Agenda

On January 12, 2022, the City of Tallahassee will hold its annual retreat where city leaders will review successes from the past year and set new priorities for 2022. The retreat will be held at the Electric & Gas Logistics Facility located at 2601 Jackson Bluff Rd. Tallahassee, FL 32304. The retreat begins at 10 […]