JSO Detective Suspended

A Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office detective has been suspended for numerous violations. Officer Marva Watkins was suspended for 20 days for putting the wrong bullets in her fun and for shooting at a suspect in a parking lot. Watkins originally fingered the wrong man as a suspect for and while bringing that man out of a nightclub, she saw the man she was looking for. The man ran away and Watkins shot at him.

After investigating the incident, JSO found that Watkins did not have authority to use deadly force, she should not have shot a gun while running, and other various violations of policy. In addition to the suspension, Watkins went through training she previously went through in the police academy.