Data

USF Researchers Find Black and Hispanic Americans Much More Likely Than Whites to Fear Police Brutality

Two University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee researchers have found that Black Americans are nearly five times more likely than whites to worry "a lot" about police brutality.

06/22/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

News

How Safe Are Bean Bag 'Bullets'?

A Sarasota man was hospitalized after being shot by this “less lethal” option during a protest march in Tampa.

06/17/2020 By Isaac Eger

Photos

Photos: People Take to the Streets to Protest the Killing of George Floyd

Chants of "Black lives matter," "No justice, no peace," and "I can't breathe" echoed through downtown Sarasota on Wednesday.

06/04/2020 Photography by Joe Lipstein With Cooper Levey-Baker

Politics

GOP Women's Luncheon Covers 'Law Enforcement Today'

The Republican Women's Club of Sarasota is holding an event with Sarasota County Sheriff Tom Knight, Sarasota Police Chief Bernadette DiPino and Venice Police Chief Tom Mattmuller.

02/20/2019 By Staff

Black History Month

Dr. Nikki Yeboah's The (M)others Brings Conversations on Loss and Police Brutality to Sarasota

In celebration of Black History Month, staged readings will take place in Sarasota. The project explores four mothers who have lost a child to police violence.

02/14/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Data

Crime Down in Sarasota County

The overall crime rate in Sarasota County declined by 7.1 percent between 2016 and 2017, according to new data.

05/22/2018 By Staff

Technology

Company Offers Free Body Cameras to Police Officers Nationwide

Arizona's Taser International on Wednesday announced that it is changing its name to Axon and is offering to equip every police officer in America with a free body camera.

04/06/2017 By staff