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Orlando Trial Attorney Michael LaFay in the News
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Jury awards $89k verdict against OPD
A federal jury on Thursday awarded a Central Florida woman $89,000 in damages in a civil rights case she filed against the Orlando Police Department stemming from a wrongful arrest several years ago.
Former Orlando Cop Charged with Murder of Son Release from Jail (with video)
A retired Orlando police officer who prosecutors say shot and killed his son was released from jail Saturday. Timothy Davis Sr. was granted $100,000 bond Friday by Circuit Court Judge Jenifer M. Davis following a hearing at which his wife Tarsha David spoke. "I would like my husband to be released so he can be with his family."
Ex-cop charged with murder gets bond.
Timothy Davis Sr., the retired Orlando police officer who prosecutors say shot and killed his 22-year-old son, was expected to be released from jail late Friday. Circuit Judge Jenifer M. Davis granted a $100,000 bond for Davis, but said he can't have firearms in his Apopka home and must be confined to the home with an ankle monitor.
Retired Officer Denied Bond In Son's Death - Attorneys Argue Incident Was Self-Defense, Not Murder
A former police officer accused of killing his own son is now behind bars. Timothy Davis Sr. was released from the hospital Friday afternoon and taken straight to jail. During his initial appearance, his attorneys argued he should not be charged with first-degree murder.
Judge Denies Bail for Ex-cop Accused of Killing Son - Timothy Allen Davis Sr., 47, faces a first-degree murder charge.
When Timothy Allen Davis Sr. shot his 22-year-old son in the family's Apopka home last weekend, it was fear for his own safety, his attorney argued, that caused him to pull the trigger. The elder Davis, 47, was denied bond in his first court appearance Friday, but the hearing provided a preview of a possible legal defense for the former police officer.
Ex-shutter Dealer Gets Probation
Even some of the customers who lost thousands to an Orlando shutter dealer agreed at his sentencing Thursday that he wasn't so much a crook as a lousy businessman. Circuit Judge Kim C. Hammond sentenced Daniel George Quinn, 48, to 10 years' probation in hopes that he'll make restitution of nearly $400,000 to the more than 60 victims who paid for but never received shutters.
Man Pleads Guilty to Shutter Fraud
An Orlando man must sell his Ford Mustang and pay $30,000 toward restitution after he pleaded guilty in a shutter scam that investigators have said cheated customers out of more than $450,000.
5 Orlando Police Officers Face Suspension Over Porn E-mails
Five Orlando police officers face suspension after they allegedly sent pornographic e-mails to each other while on duty, according to a Local 6 investigation.
Prosecutor Says Suspect Stole his Identity
Central Florida man is back behind bars, accused of stealing the identity of others, including the lawyer prosecuting his case.