Florida Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to ‘Marsy’s Law’ Over Tallahassee Shootings

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The Florida Supreme Court is set to take up a legal battle regarding “Marsy’s Law,” which is a 2018 constitutional amendment passed by voters that shields the identities of victims of crimes. An official date has not yet been set.

The City of Tallahassee and several news organizations are appealing a decision by the 1st District Court of Appeal backing the law and protecting the identities of Tallahassee police officers when they utilized use-of-force in more than one shooting incident. The law enforcement officers maintain they were the victims and felt compelled to use deadly force.

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Tallahassee Police Chief Under Fire for Attending Evangelical Conference

Lawrence Revell Named Tallahassee Police Chief

Tallahassee Police Chief Lawrence Revell spoke at a law enforcement retreat in North Carolina hosted by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) and LGBT advocacy groups are calling for Revell to be removed from his post.

The groups are calling the BGEA “one of the nation’s most notorious anti-LGBTQ+ Christian right groups.”

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