Posts tagged Tallahassee

    Police union presidential candidate got 20-hour pay suspension after pulling gun while off duty

    December 14, 2022 // But early this year, Reyes was the one under investigation. In February, Reyes had his wallet and police badge stolen by a man he met on a dating app in Tallahassee — a man he later pointed a gun at and allegedly forced to the ground. Tallahassee Police's report on the incident was redacted and MPD refused to comment on the ensuing Internal Affairs case. Now, documents obtained by WLRN show Reyes was offered a reduced punishment by the MPD Chief of Police: 20 hours of unpaid suspension, half the amount recommended by IA. One local civil rights attorney believes the decision creates a "bad perception" of the police department. Speaking to WLRN, Reyes insists he had the right to "stand [his] ground" and, having served his suspension, he is now campaigning to maintain his leadership at the FOP against controversial former MPD captain Javier Ortiz.

    Florida Bill Protects Workers’ Free Speech and Union Voting Rights

    March 5, 2022 // “State Representatives Plakon and Byrd are leading the way in Florida and across the country for advancing employee freedoms,” said Workers for Opportunity Senior Policy Advisor Vincent Vernuccio. “We look forward to seeing the bill swiftly move through the State Senate and go to Governor DeSantis’ desk.