Fla. sheriff reinstates fugitive unit to combat crime

The sheriff has formed a special squad to track fugitives, despite a similar group that was eliminated for budget reasons

By Peter Jamison and Dan Sullivan
Tampa Bay Times

PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. — A similar Pinellas squad had been disbanded.

The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office is forming a special squad of detectives to track down dangerous fugitives, reversing the controversial decision to disband a similar unit during wide-ranging budget cuts four years ago.

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