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Associated Press

Civil rights groups are renewing a call to equip St. Petersburg police officers with body cameras.

Roberto Roldan / WUSF Public Media

An otherwise uncontroversial meeting of the St. Petersburg City Council was flooded with angry residents of St. Petersburg’s Midtown neighborhood on Thursday.

People from the predominantly African American neighborhood were upset about the police road blocks that were set up throughout South St. Petersburg on the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

Man Dies After Being Hit With Beer Bottle During Bar Fight

Apr 11, 2017
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Police say a man is dead after another man hit him over the head with a beer bottle while they played pool at a Florida bar.

1982 Murder In St. Petersburg Draws Renewed Interest

Feb 6, 2017

The murder of Joseph Warner has been the focus of major attention twice: first, when the 44-year-old father of five and 22-year Air Force veteran was killed in 1982 and later, when it was featured on America's Most Wanted.

St. Petersburg Police Department

St. Petersburg police are still trying to sort out how a local teen got a loaded handgun and ended up shooting a police officer and rattling the department.

St. Petersburg Police Office Michael Cordiviola is recovering at Bayfront Medical Center after being shot in the leg on Sunday. Two other officers at the scene, Matthew Enhoffer and Brian Lynch,  were not injured.

St. Petersburg Police Chief  Holloway said  the wounded officer’s training kicked in and he used a nearby garden hose as a tourniquet until medical help could arrive.