Tag: St. Petersburg Police Department

Staff ReportsJuly 12, 2018

Tampa mayoral candidate Jane Castor’s former spouse has filed for divorce in Pinellas County. Melanie Jean Bevan, a 51-year-old Ellenton resident, is a former assistant chief of the St. Petersburg Police Department, and current chief of the Bradenton Police Department. Bevan is also the former partner of Castor, the 58-year-old former Tampa police chief, with […]

Staff ReportsJanuary 22, 2018

A disgraced St. Petersburg police officer behind a brutal arrest four years ago is now heading to court, facing accusations of excessive force. In 2014, Kenneth Pienik, then an officer with the St. Petersburg Police Department, arrested 50-year-old Lithia resident Stephen Woodworth for DUI. At the time, Woodworth was an employee of Pop-A-Lock, an automotive […]


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