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Heroin deaths in Orange and Osceola county.
Central Florida News

As heroin abuse rises in Orange County, so does death toll


Heroin is cheap and lethal, and now in Orange and Osceola counties, it’s become easy to buy. Law enforcement agencies say heroin abuse is rising and so are deaths. According to experts, it’s the symptom of a legislative crack down on pill mills across the state. 90.7’s Renata Sago reports, heroin is filling the void left by pain pills—and many of its victims are younger than 30.
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Jermaine Jones, a patrol officer with the Daytona Police Department,  wears a body camera to record his interactions with the public.. Photo: Renata Sago, WMFE.
Central Florida News

Privacy concerns loom as use of body cameras grows


As law enforcement agencies try to build trust with their communities, they’re turning to body cameras. The technology is being trialed in police departments across Florida, including Daytona Beach, the University of Central Florida and the Orlando Police Department. Fans of body cameras say they can help enhance a police department’s transparency. But as 90.7’s Renata Sago reports the technology is so new there are still big questions about how to use it – and its impact on privacy.
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