CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. (March 19, 2020) – Offices of the Charlotte County Property Appraiser and Tax Collector are closed until further notice. A message posted on the tax collector’s website stated: “The safety of our... Read More.
The ex-Punta Gorda police officer who fatally shot a 73-year-old woman during a citizens training exercise will not face any jail time. Lee Coel will instead plead no contest to second degree manslaughter and... Read More.
The State Attorney’s office will decide whether charges will be filed after a Manatee County Corrections Officer was seen slugging an inmate. Manatee County Jail surveillance picked up the incident last Sunday on... Read More.
The trial of a former Punta Gorda police officer charged with manslaughter has been moved out of Charlotte County. A judge granted a request this week to move Lee Coel's trial to Lee County.... Read More.
A former Punta Gorda police officer who accidentally shot and killed a woman during a citizens academy exercise is going on trial this fall. 30-year-old Lee Coel’s manslaughter trial is scheduled to begin Oct.... Read More.