FMPD audit

Letter details second request for feds to investigate FMPD

April 4, 2017
FORT MYERS, Fla. Alleged civil rights violations by the Fort Myers Police Department outlined in a scathing audit has prompted Fort Myers City Manager Saeed Kazemi...

Fort Myers city manager seeks Justice Department probe of FMPD

April 3, 2017
FORT MYERS, Fla. City manager Saaed Kazemi sent a letter to the Department of Justice on Monday seeking a civil rights investigation into the...

Fort Myers seeks to shield officials from ‘Lake Boyz’ subpoenas

March 30, 2017
FORT MYERS, Fla. City Attorney Grant Alley is filing a protective order in hopes of shielding City Manager Saeed Kazemi and Mayor Randy Henderson...

Fort Myers community demands change from city leaders, police department

March 29, 2017
FORT MYERS, Fla. Tensions rose at a public forum Wednesday night addressing the number of unsolved homicides within the city. The mothers of some of the...

Dunbar residents to seek hope, answers in meeting with mayor, FMPD chief

March 29, 2017
FORT MYERS, Fla. It's a case that continues to define frustrations within the Dunbar community. A 5-year-old, while inside his home, was struck and killed...

FMPD chief addresses mistrust, violence within community

March 28, 2017
FORT MYERS, Fla. Hundreds of city, state and faith-based leaders voiced their concerns about Fort Myers police Tuesday to Chief Derrick Diggs. Lee Interfaith for Empowerment,...

Fort Myers councilwoman, again, to request DOJ investigation into FMPD

March 27, 2017
FORT MYERS, Fla. City Councilwoman Terolyn Watson is not finished asking federal investigators to look into the Fort Myers Police Department. Watson plans to seek a...

1 month following audit, FMPD executes 1 of 12 immediate recommendations

March 22, 2017
FORT MYERS, Fla. One month after the release of a scathing audit alleging corruption, inefficiency and other challenges within the Fort Myers Police Department, the...

FMPD audit, investigation could help prevent widespread unrest, former federal prosecutor says

March 16, 2017
FORT MYERS, Fla. Nicole Waid was an outsider who knew of the dysfunction inside the Fort Myers Police Department. Waid, formerly the chief assistant U.S....

Fort Myers chief aims to ‘move forward’ after scathing report

March 10, 2017
FORT MYERS, Fla. The Fort Myers Police Department is looking to move forward, Chief Derrick Diggs acknowledged Friday. Diggs had asked the U.S. Attorney's Office...