Florida school resource officer fired over homophobic Facebook posts

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida city fired a school resource officer for social media posts the police department deemed “offensive, insulting, and derogatory.”

The Gainesville Sun reports Jason King is appealing his April firing from the Gainesville Police Department.

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St. Pete police department to be trained in transgender sensitivity

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The St. Petersburg Police Department is launching a new transgender sensitivity training program.

The training comes two months after a Tampa transgender woman’s murder — and law enforcement’s handling of it — captured national attention.

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Police Chief Jane Castor set to retire after more than 30 years with Tampa Police Department

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Tampa – At the close of business on May 8, Jane Castor will no longer be the chief of police for the Tampa Police Department. After more than three decades in law enforcement, the recent grand marshal of Tampa Pride is finally retiring—kind of.

Castor will run a nonprofit that will “start its work where the city budget stops,” she said.

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