Osceola County Judge Publicly Reprimanded for Inappropriately Delaying Court Judgements

Osceola County, Florida – An Osceola County judge has received a public reprimand and will be closely monitored following an investigation that determined he caused inappropriate delays in issuing rulings for certain cases. The investigative panel discovered that attorneys began lodging complaints about Judge John Beamer’s delays in 2021, approximately a year after he was assigned to preside over domestic law cases in the Ninth Circuit. At that time, he was stationed in Orange County. The panel’s findings revealed that many attorneys involved in the affected cases scheduled hearings to request rulings from Judge Beamer. … Read more

Osceola County Sheriff’s Deputies Cleared in Target Shooting, Grand Jury Decision Stirs Controversy

OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. – A grand jury in Central Florida has concluded its deliberations on charges against Osceola County Sheriff’s deputies involved in a shooting that resulted in the death of a 21-year-old man. After careful consideration, the grand jury determined that formal charges against the two officers were not legally warranted. This case marks the first instance of a deadly force incident being presented to a grand jury under the policy implemented by State Attorney Andrew Bain. The policy requires that all law enforcement uses of deadly force be reviewed by a grand jury … Read more

Grand Jury Clears Osceola County Deputies in Target Shooting: Sheriff to Address Controversial Decision

OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. – The Osceola County sheriff will address the findings of a grand jury at a press conference on Wednesday, concerning the shooting incident at a Target store in Kissimmee in April 2022. The incident resulted in the death of one person and injury to two others. The State Attorney, Andrew Bain, revealed the decision made by the grand jury on Tuesday. During the press conference, Bain stated, “The grand jury considered the testimonies of witnesses, experts, and reviewed other evidence to reach the conclusion that charges should not be filed against the … Read more