Your Florida Daily: Orlando police release video of fatal shooting of massive python captured in Florida

A week after 26-year-old Derek Diaz was shot dead by an Orlando police officer, the department released body camera footage of the shooting.

The officers were patrolling downtown Orlando when they approached Diaz with suspected drugs.

In the video, Diaz keeps his hands on the steering wheel until one of the officers opens the car door and Diaz puts one hand down.

Diaz is then dragged out of the car and the police begin to give chest compressions.

Later that day, he would be declared dead.

No weapons were found in the car.

His family said they still have many questions.

“Why did the police even turn to Derek Diaz?” asked Natalie Jackson, the family’s lawyer. “Why did they say that downtown Orlando – which is Jefferson and Orange Avenue – was a neighborhood populated by drugs?”

Orlando police are not responding to questions until Florida law enforcement has completed their investigation.

A terrifying scene for passengers on an Allegiant flight bound for Florida.

Several people were injured after the plane hit severe turbulence.

Officials said the flight from Asheville, North Carolina was descending to Clearwater when the incident occurred.

According to FlightAware, the plane crashed over 4,000 feet in less than a minute.

At least two passengers and two flight attendants were taken to the hospital.

Allegiant said it will investigate the incident with the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration.

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Hunters caught a 19-foot Burmese python, the longest ever caught in Florida (Courtesy: Conservancy of Southwest Florida)

Hunters in South Florida have caught the largest Burmese python ever measured.

The Southwest Florida Conservancy in Naples confirmed the beast was 19 feet long and weighed 125 pounds.

Jake Whalery, 22, caught the snake with the help of friends in the Big Cypress National Wildlife Refuge early Monday morning.

The previous record, 18ft 10in, was set in Miami last year.

The invasive Burmese python is a threat to local wildlife.

Florida’s annual python competition kicks off next month, with a top prize of $10,000 going to the hunter who kills the most pythons.

Random Fact About Florida

Florida’s favorite attraction off the Gulf Coast is no more.

A group of concrete blocks called the “dome house” was built in the 1980s and designed to be self-sustaining and hurricane-proof.

For decades it has been a popular tourist destination for yachtsmen.

Today, only the tops of the spherical structures are barely visible due to rising sea levels and the damage caused by Hurricane Yang.

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