CAMERAS: LPD’s assertion that viral video of a recent arrest didn’t tell the whole story raises the question of whether body cameras would give the public a fuller view, The Ledger writes. After speaking with local law enforcement leaders, the reporter concludes cameras won’t be used here anytime soon.

MULBERRY: Several residential developments are planned for the northern portions of Mulberry up to Carter Road (see map), continuing the melding of greater Mulberry and the south Lakeland suburbs.

TRAFFICKING SURVIVOR: The Florida Baptist Children’s Home’s Christa Hicks is devoted to helping survivors of sex trafficking and drug dependence because she knows what it’s like to be in their shoes.

POLK STATE: Nearly 1,080 students are candidates for graduation during Polk State College’s May 3 commencement ceremonies, where Florida Agriculture Commissioner and candidate for governor Adam Putnam will speak.

Source: The Ledger

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