Tallahassee, FL—Donald “Don” Odham was never a Leon County Sheriff’s Detective with the Violent Crimes Unit. Yet, numerous employees with the Leon County Sheriff Office, including active sheriff’s deputies assigned to the Violent Crimes Unit and those working uniform patrol and elsewhere, allowed Don to present himself as a Lead Detective with the Leon County Sheriff’s Office to a child, and then separate that child from his mother. There are notarized court documents signed by Leon County Sheriff’s Deputy Dawn Dennis and filed with the Leon County Clerk of Courts that states Don Odham as being a Leon County Sheriff’s Detective—when in fact Don Odham was never a detective with the Leon County Sheriff’s Office. A child was sent to an adult prison for crimes he did not commit because no one within the Leon County Sheriff’s Office, no one in the Leon County Courthouse, no Leon County Judge, no 2nd Judicial Circuit Judge, no one with the District Two Medical Examiner’s Office, no one with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, no one in 2nd Judicial State Attorney’s Office, no one in the 2nd Judicial Public Defender’s Office, no one in the Office of Civil Regional and Criminal Conflict Counsel’s Office, no local private attorney, no one at the Florida Bar—no one in Tallahassee—no one in Leon County—no one would was human enough or dare say, wait just a minute—“I’m not approving this. I’m not allowing this.  I’ve worked too hard to get to where I am in my life—in my career—to be a part of Sheriff Larry Campbell’s foolishness, and State Attorney Willie Meggs’ foolishness, and Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell’s foolishness.”

Under Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell, Leon County Sheriff’s Detective Melinda McBride, a black woman, was assigned by her supervisor, Leon County Sheriff’s Sergeant Kenneth Ganey, to be the lead detective on a double homicide case—where a child was one of the victims. Not long after she assembled her team and put them to work, she was removed from the case by Sheriff Larry Campbell, and replaced by Donald “Don” Odham, who is a close friend of Sheriff Larry Campbell.

Detective Melinda McBride, an active law enforcement officer, was replaced by Don Odham, a white man who was not an employee at the Leon County Sheriff’s Office. Don Odham bragged about having his own patrol car—he was a friend with benefits—law enforcement benefits. Worthless!

Fix it!

http://Active Bystandership for Law Enforcement (ABLE) Project Overview – YouTube



Continuation of Crime and Death in Tallahassee (Leon County)

Tallahassee, FL—In December 2021, some employees at the Leon County Jail were a part of the investigation into the death of another inmate. Inmate death investigations inside of the Leon County Jail are not rare.

Some private and court appointed conflict attorneys have begged many 2nd Judicial Circuit Judges to remove their clients from the Leon County Jail and place them in a jail in a neighboring county, in part out of fear for their clients safety. Those attorneys’ cries fell on deaf ears.

Between June and September 2012, then 2nd Judicial Circuit State Attorney Willie Meggs, along with his Chief Prosecutor Jack Campbell and State Attorney Investigator Jason Newlin plotted against 18-year-old Black male, DeShon, who prior to his arrest was a freshman student at Tallahassee Community College. Prosecutor Jack Campbell and State Attorney Investigator Jason Newlin used Leon County Sheriff’s Deputy Ronald O’Brien to smuggle contraband into the Leon County Jail. The working correction’s officer on K-Pod, was unaware of Deputy O’Brien’s presence and actions. That correction’s officer unknowingly passed the contraband to DeShon.

Deputy O’Brien, who was not an employee at the Leon County Jail, violated jail policies and laws under the direct orders of Prosecutor Jack Campbell and State Attorney Investigator Jason Newlin and others in authority.

While DeShon’s life inside of the Leon County Jail was spared, he is currently in the custody of the Florida Department of Corrections serving two life sentences plus 30 years for crimes that he did not commit.

Former State Attorney Willie Meggs, now retired, was in office from 1985 to 2016. Every crime, arrest and conviction that occurred during his time in office should be reviewed. Meanwhile, Jack Campbell, who is currently 2nd Judicial Circuit State Attorney, and Lead State Attorney Investigator Jason Newlin are criminals. Deputy O’Brien committed crimes—he was merely a pawn. Every case prosecuted—every crime, every arrest and every criminal conviction under State Attorney Jack Campbell will someday be up for review. Justice is not being served and will not be served as long as a criminal is convicting criminals.

Both Willie Meggs and Jack Campbell are licensed by the Florida Bar to practice law.

The Florida Bar stresses to everyone their rules and standards; Regulation of Lawyer Conduct: Processing and investigation of inquiries and complaints are basic responsibility of the Bar as mandated by the Florida Supreme Court. The Bar serves to protect the public from unethical lawyers.

For those who truly want to improve government and the safety of people in Tallahassee (Leon County)—Florida’s 2nd Judicial Circuit, they should get an answer to how long has the State Attorney’s Office been utilizing law enforcement officers to smuggle contraband into the Leon County Jail? And then they should immediately act to remove all of those who violated laws.


Open Letter to Governor Ron DeSantis: Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd


Dear Governor Ron DeSantis:

As a strong man of religion, a great husband, a wonderful dad, and a striving governor, you know, many decisions are hard to make. However, decisions must be made. Granted, some decisions are harder than others, nevertheless, surely you and the first lady pray that you make more right decisions than wrong.

Law enforcement officers are sworn in and given the power to arrest anyone whom they believe have committed a crime, no matter the person, their place of employment or the crime. There are 67 county sheriffs who were sworn in to make valued decisions for not only the citizens that are in their county, but for the citizens and visitors in the state of Florida, especially those who are most vulnerable—the children.

Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd continues to hold press conferences for the world to see that he is a sheriff who makes decisions. Sheriff Grady Judd doesn’t seem to hesitate about arresting criminals, no matter if they work for him or if they’re lay persons. Many lay citizens of central Florida do appreciate Sheriff Grady Judd’s decision in his continuance to be transparent, as well as to show the mugshots of lay criminals and mugshots of his employees (now former employees).

There should be a Florida statute that makes it mandatory for Florida Sheriffs to hold press conferences whenever there is an arrest/ arrests within their agency.

In the video link below, Sheriff Grady Judd has a lot to say. Without a doubt, all people who are sworn to represent Florida’s Judicial System—especially due to the existence of the Death Penalty—should take their jobs more serious than an employee working at a fast-food restaurant. Creditability must matter—extremely matter in all jobs within Florida’s Judicial System. As Sheriff Grady Judd states, “YOU CAN’T POLICE A COMMUNITY IF YOU DON’T HOLD YOURSELF TO A HIGHER STANDARD THAN YOU EXPECT OF THE PEOPLE FROM THE COMMUNITY.”