Dear Tallahassee O Readers,
Thank you for all of your flood of emails with various tips and questions. We often get questions from you and talk with one of our attorneys for our readers regarding pending issues within the city especially with local law enforcement. The most common question that we get is “How do I file a complaint against a local Law Enforcement Officer?”. Please keep in mind that we aren’t attorneys as a media/blogger website so this shouldn’t be considered legal advice from our website or anything as published which are mainly considered opinions to such matters. We disclaim ever giving any legal advice but many of our news stories and articles are written by the ACLU and other attorneys (as stated in the publications) in the State of Florida. We always advise talking to an attorney and/or the ACLU of Florida for any legal problems whenever possible that you may experience with local government officials.
FDLE: If your complaint involves anything that the FBI doesn’t investigate (for example, state law violations), you may submit your complaint to FDLE. You can find information on who to contact HERE.
LCSO Internal Affairs: Lastly, if your complaint involves LCSO personnel and you want to have LCSO Internal Affairs investigate it–though, as we have reported, they have received a lot of criticism alleging that Internal Affairs covers for their deputies instead of disciplining them–you will find information on the LCSO website.
I hope this helps all of you. Please feel free to contact us if you have any further questions or concerns with which you think we may be of service or help to you. We know some great local attorneys as shown on our website that we would be happy to recommend for exposing your police abuse in a court of law. Their business cards are on the right sidebar of this article as posted on our website for informative legal sources for our fellow citizens.