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The original item was published from 9/27/2018 6:12:40 PM to 10/27/2018 6:05:04 PM.

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Posted on: September 27, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Police Involved Shooting

The City of Palatka joins the community in mourning the death of Datwan K. Lewis, Sr. We extend our deepest sympathy and condolences to the family of Mr. Lewis. We encourage prayers for the bereaved family, the officers involved, and the community as a whole.

Pursuant to Florida law, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement will be conducting a thorough investigation into the facts surrounding this tragic incident. Individuals with any information concerning the officer-involved shooting should contact the Florida Department of Law Enforcement immediately.

These unfortunate circumstances often leave us with many questions and concerns about unknown facts. It is incumbent upon our community to galvanize and unite during times of crisis. We must diligently exercise faith and compassion for all parties affected. Resources for grief counseling and chaplain services are available upon request by contacting the City of Palatka Police Department at 386-329-0115.

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    Public Records Custodian Information per Chapter 119, Florida Statutes, the office of the City Clerk serves as the custodian of public records for the City of Palatka, where official records are routinely generated, transmitted, received, and maintained. The following information provides details about the location and contact information for record requests:  Address: 201 N. 2nd Street, Palatka, FL 32177 Phone: (386)329-0100 Email the City Attorney at legal@Palatka-fl.gov . For inquiries related to Police Department Records, please contact: Palatka Police Department, 110 N. 11th Street, Palatka, FL 32177 (386)  329-0115  or records@palatka-fl.gov

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